Sustainable Design Policy and Goals

  • Design to minimize life cycle costs, including the use of materials that will maximize durability and longevity.
  • Use resources efficiently by designing buildings that exceed code minimums, including minimizing energy and water use and maximizing use of natural daylight.
  • Use environmentally preferable products, including, (but not limited to) those without toxic ingredients and those which contain recycled content.
  • Create healthy indoor and outdoor environments for building occupants, workers and communities.
  • Minimize adverse impacts that site development may have upon natural and built systems.
  • Make the building adaptable for future inclusion of innovative energy and environmental technologies as they become commercially viable.
  • The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance is implementing Executive Order 484 pdf format of energy_eo484_final.pdf
, which provides a policy framework supported by the Massachusetts Sustainable Design Roundtable
  • Sustainable Design Roundtable Report 2006 pdf format of sustainable_design_roundtablerpt_2006.pdf
file size 1MB

Sustainable Design Program Features

  • Installing high efficiency HVAC equipment at most DCAMM  managed construction and renovation sites
  • Utilizing energy modeling to optimize HVAC designs
  • Maximizing available utility rebates for high efficiency equipment
  • Specifying recycled content materials in many applications
  • Developing 3rd party commissioning pilot program to ensure that project design criteria for efficiency and indoor environmental quality are achieved
  • Implementing staff training program
  • Conducting Life Cycle Analysis on all major building projects
  • Recommend LEED-certification as design requirement

Recommended Content

People also viewed...

You recently viewed...

Personalization is OFF. Your personal browsing history at Mass.gov is not visible because your personalization is turned off. To view your history, turn your personalization on.

Learn more on our .

*Recommendations are based on site visitor traffic patterns and are not endorsements of that content.