47 Bishop Allen Achieves LEED Gold Certification

47 Bishop Allen Drive has achieved LEED Gold certification from the USGBC!

This Bruner/Cott project replaces an under-utilized parking garage in the Central Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA with a four-story residential wood frame building. The building includes 23 rental apartments, consisting of both family and one-bedroom units.

The development is transit-oriented and includes no onsite parking, encouraging its tenants to utilize alternate means of transportation. It does, however, include ample bicycle storage for tenants. Other sustainable elements include 100% efficient lighting, ENERGY STAR certified appliances, WaterSense labeled products, and individual fresh air ventilation systems in each apartment. The apartments are projected to use 30% less energy than standard new homes.