Green Buildings

Boston is the first city in the nation to require a green building standard through municipal zoning requirements.   By amending Article 37 of the municipal zoning code, the City requires that all large-scale projects meet the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification standards.  

See Article 37, Boston's Green Building standard

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    New Roxbury Neighborhood Police Station

    The new station incorporates energy-efficient building systems as well as brand new site utility systems and achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, a globally recognized green building certification program.

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  • BPL Brighton Living Wall

    Brighton Branch Library is City's First Renovated LEED Green Building

    The Brighton branch library will be one of the first renovated City of Boston buildings that will incorporate the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership Energy Environmental Design) Commercial Interiors guidelines toward achieving LEED status.

    Boston Public Library Announces Opening Date for Renovated Brighton Branch »

  • City Hall Green Roof Demonstration

    City Promotes Green Roofs

    The City of Boston has initiated several green roofs projects on city-owned buildings. There is currently a green roof demonstration being exhibited on the 8th and 9th floors of City Hall. In addition, in cooperation with the Boston Schoolyard Initiative, the city has started a green roof at the Josiah Quincy School in Chinatown so students will have a great place to play and to learn about their environment.

    City Hall Green Roof Demonstration Project »

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    Greening Municipal Operations

    An initiative designed to establish green cleaning methods, increase the purchase of environmentally preferable products, expand recycling programs in City facilities, and create a green information technology roadmap to reduce energy use.

    Greening Municipal Operations »