Friday, January 20, 2017

U.S. Department of Energy & HUD Recognizes Canterbury Towers in Worcester for Energy Efficiency!


image courtesy of Rick Cinclair - Worcester Telegram

Sustainable development, construction, maintenance, leadership and education have come to the forefront over the past decade plus. We are proud here at Corcoran Management Company to say that we were one of the very first private management firms in the country to get aboard this initiative. 2008 saw with the construction of Parkside Commons, New England's FIRST large-scale multifamily apartment community to be recognized as LEED certified. Since that point, Corcoran's management and maintenance teams have worked with outside vendors and government agencies to learn and implement physical improvements to both older and newer communities that will help sustainability. 
Last week, John Corcoran, Director of Energy Efficiency, along with Gary Saltmarsh, Director of Maintenance held a ceremony at Canterbury Towers, a 156-unit affordable community in Worcester to celebrate recogniztion from the US Department of Energy's "Better Buildings" initiative. A number of factors went into this award. Upgrades in new condensing high-efficiency boilers, LED light fixtures, energy saving windows, aerators on water fixtures and more attributed to Canterbury for being recognized for this honor. In addition, Gary and John work to provide extensive hands-on training for all of CMC's maintenance staff on the importance and procedures with energy efficiency. 
CMC has also developed LEED friendly communities at The Commons at SouthField (LEED Silver), The Commons on the Green (LEED Gold), 50 West Broadway (Energy Star Recognized) and the newest community, MetroMark, will be seeking LEED Gold in the coming year. 
To read more about CMC's sustainable efforts, visit our website!

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