The 465,000-square-foot 101 Seaport project had ambitious sustainability goals from the outset: achieve LEED Platinum design and the Architecture 2030 challenge. WSP USA’s MEP and Built Ecology teams worked closely with the design teams to achieve these goals, which are particularly challenging for buildings with all-glass façades.
Our team performed detailed energy, daylight, water efficiency and thermal comfort modeling to inform the design process. An enhanced thermal envelope with triple glazing was designed to combat the challenges of the glass façade. Additional measures included low energy lighting, high efficiency HVAC systems and an energy recovery unit for raised primary air. A 30,000-gallon rainwater reclaim system supplies water for toilet flushing, irrigation and cooling tower makeup.