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Green Buildings

Bullitt Reservation: Farmhouse Renovation

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A major step in our climate action plan is to reduce the ~1891 metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that our buildings, our transportation, and our burping cows release each year.

In the 216 buildings that we manage across the state, that means creating aggressive targets to consume less energy, generate our own renewable power, “green” our buildings, and offset the rest. In 2004, we built the Doyle Conservation Center, a LEED Gold-certified green building in Leominster that has become a showcase for green construction. And, while constructing a green building from the ground up has been a remarkable learning experience, it's in renovating green that we see an opportunity to share with you tools and techniques for making existing buildings more efficient and better for the environment.

Doyle Conservation Center
Learn more about how we constructed this office building and conference center – and how it's green inside and out.

Farmhouse at Bullitt Reservation
Find out how history and future met at the Bullitt Reservation farmhouse, now a green office space.

Old House at Appleton Farms
See how we went green every step of the way in renovating the Old House, our new Appleton Farms Visitor Center.

Farmhouse at Long Hill
Hear how this farmhouse-turned-office-building has had its doors and windows tightened, has low-VOC paints on the wall, and much more.

Farmhouse at Westport Town Farm
Stay tuned for updates as we work with the Westport Historical Commission to renovate the South Apartment in a way that's both green and is sensitive to the historic fabric of the house.