11 Aug '11, 3pm

Harvard First University to Boast 50 LEED Certifications

Originally built as part of a coal-fired electricity plant in the 1890s, Blackstone Station was acquired by Harvard University in 2003. In 2006, it was converted into the headquarters for Harvard University Operations Services (UOS), which provides services related to engineering and utilities, environmental health and safety, facilities maintenance, university operations, and transportation services. Before the renovation began, the project consisted of three buildings, the adjacent land, and a paved parking lot. The primary design challenge was to transform these buildings into a single, state-of-the-art green building that would provide a collaborative working environment and protect occupant health and comfort.

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