EMC Center of Excellence Achieves LEED Gold

May 8, 2013

SMMA's design for the EMC Durham Center of Excellence data center, Phases I and II, in Durham, NC has received LEED Commercial Interiors Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council. SMMA’s concept and design of the facility achieves multiple advantages for the owner, including qualifying for $660,000 in power company rebates and reduction of EMC’s overall carbon footprint by 100 million pounds of CO₂. The building also represents the most ambitious completed data center in SMMA’s Technology Studio portfolio.

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Quincy High School Named Green Ribbon School

May 2, 2013

Quincy High School, designed by SMMA, is one of 64 schools, and only four in Massachusetts, honored by the U.S. Department of Education with the Green Ribbon School Award. Quincy High School was honored as one of the schools that, according to the USDE, have made “exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education.”

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Bancroft School Marks Topping-Off

February 20, 2013

SMMA’s Lorraine Finnegan, AIA, LEED AP, MCPPO, and David Fanuele, LEED AP, attended the building topping off ceremony for the new Bancroft Elementary School in Andover on February 13.

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SMMA Professionals Elected to NESEA, USGBC Posts

February 20, 2013

Martine Dion, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, SMMA’s Director of Sustainable Design, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, an organization that advances the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment throughout the northeast region.

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