Element Care Receives Green Building Award

May 25, 2016

Element Care has received the 2016 Green Building Award for its property on Central Street in Lowell, MA. Lowell Mayor Ed Kennedy presented the award from the Lowell Sustainability Council at a ceremony on May 17 at Lowell City Hall.

The Green Building Award recognizes projects that best demonstrate green practices and foster greater interest and adoption of sustainable building practices community-wide.

“We are very thankful to receive this prestigious award,” said Robert Durante, CFO at Element Care. “These improvements were all accomplished while working to maintain the historical integrity of the building. This could not have been accomplished without the continued support from the city and our team. We would not be here without the wonderful partnership we formed with the building owner, Dr. Arthur Gonsalves; our architect, Architectural Consulting Services; and the team from Chapman Construction/Design. With their assistance and support, we were able to bring this High Victorian Gothic building back to its glory days while focusing on sustainability, energy efficiency and the environment.”

The sustainability efforts by Element Care and its partners significantly reduced the environmental impact of the large construction project. Their efforts conserved natural resources, reduced waste, improved indoor air quality, and decreased greenhouse gas emissions and ozone depletion .

The Element Care building incorporates a number of green principles: new windows and frames and energy-efficient lighting throughout, extensive use of transom windows to bring extra natural light into the work space, efficient bathroom fixtures for water conservation, and a large patio on the second floor roof for gardening and participant activity.

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