128 is a seven-story, 400,000-square-foot Class-A office
building fronting Route 128/I-95 in Woburn, MA, and adjacent to Middlesex County Superior Court. It's parking garage accomodates more than 1,000 cars.
128 received LEED Gold pre-certification from the United States Green
Building Council (USGBC) and was developed by Woburn-based Cummings
The United States
Green Building Council is a non-profit organization focused on energy
efficient sustainable design that has developed the LEED building
rating system (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). LEED
is a nationally recognized rating system that establishes a whole
building design approach, recognizing performance in five key areas:
site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection,
and indoor environmental quality (www.usgbc.org).
128 includes dozens of important features often associated with
a green building, including premium efficiency HVAC and lighting
systems, high-performance glass, water-saving fixtures, shaded parking,
operable windows, rainwater storage, high recycled content materials,
construction waste recycling and building recycling programs. The
building also features a major 250 kW photovoltaic solar array that
powers much of the common area electrical load for 300 TradeCenter.
128's other community-beneficial features are a site design that reduced environmental impact, on-site
public transportation (MBTA bus), preferred parking for low emission
vehicles, property location in an area with established services,
and on-site recycling programs.
Building occupants benefit from lower utility costs, improved air
quality and lighting, and green housekeeping.
has a long history of energy-saving construction and utilization
of recycled materials, including several "Energy Star"
buildings and recycling programs in most of its many properties.
Cummings has also established the position of Sustainability Manager
to coordinate its energy saving and recycling efforts.
is a full-service real estate development, property management and
construction firm with more than 70 major buildings and 9 million
square feet in 10 North Shore communities. Its facilities are home
to nearly 2,000 office, laboratory, R&D, retail and general
commercial clients. Because of its many energy-saving features,
128 is the cost-saving alternative to Waltham office space on Route
For more information
on this project, please contact design manager James