Leading in sustainable construction
Reimagining the building lifecycle
At Suffolk, we’re committed to the holistic integration of sustainable practices within the built environment. Our goal is to partner with our clients, trade partners and others to reimagine the entire building lifecycle and ensure sustainability is incorporated at every stage: from planning, design, and material selection to building operation and energy efficiency after completion. Achieving this ambitious goal requires an all-hands-on-deck approach, consisting of a highly integrative planning and execution process across the entire spectrum of project stakeholders.
We see significant opportunity to go beyond simply improving the efficiency and impact of building methods and operations. We want to adapt, innovate, and disrupt the status quo of what is expected throughout the entire building process.
Solving the puzzle of sustainability in higher education construction
In design, sustainability, and programming, the Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences marks the future of construction in higher education. The 19-story, 350,000-square-foot structure is the largest fossil-fuel-free building in Boston, achieved LEED Platinum certification, and incorporates several innovative approaches in design and construction to minimize its environmental impact.Read the case study
Advancements in mass timber
The Olver Building is the largest and most technologically advanced academic contemporary wood structure in the U.S. The building is the first of its kind in the U.S. to feature an innovative high-tech steel and wood construction system known as cross-laminated timber, or CLTs, which significantly lowers the embodied carbon emissions of the project.Read the case study
A proactive approach to climate resiliency
During the citizenM – South Beach project, we worked to raise the street levels and add major pumps to the west of the project to prepare for king tides and avoid flooding. The hotel is built with an elevated, ground-floor floorplate, which is two to three feet higher than it was previously. The team’s proactive approach makes this project well prepared for any tides that come its way.
Our featured projects
We’re proud of the more than 150 projects we’ve done that meet rigorous third-party green building certification standards. Here are a few of our most notable green building projects.See all our projects
Suffolk Design: Streamlining the workflow between sustainable design and construction
Suffolk’s in-house design management team is staffed with licensed architects who provide sophisticated design management leadership to support and enhance the sustainable design and documentation process, leading to efficient and predictable construction.Read more about Suffolk Design
By the numbers
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Sustainability: What’s new
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