Green Growth Seen in Multifamily Building

Lexington Place at the Center - Lexington, MA

Lexington Place at the Center - Lexington, MA - From the Nauset Construction website (

This Lexington, Massachusetts project was featured in the June 2010 issue of Construction Executive Magazine. You can read the full article about this project here: Saving Green

Excerpted from Construction Executive Magazine, June 2010:

“Multifamily project developers nationwide are seeking contractors that can deliver projects quickly—and without a significant learning curve—to meet consumer demands for energy savings and sustainable features.

In Lexington, Mass., Oaktree Development partnered with a green-savvy design and construction team to deliver a project that would provide a healthy environment and convenient city access for the building’s occupants. Lexington Place at the Center, a luxury, 30-unit mixed-use project in Lexington, MA was completed last June and officially designated as LEED Silver in the fall.

Oaktree and the project team as a whole have been ahead of the sustainability curve, and it became evident that a lot of the green practices outlined by the owner would work well toward the marketability of the project and its LEED certification,” says Benjamin Goldfarb, vice president of Nauset Construction, Needham, Mass., which acted as construction manager at-risk for the job. Nauset met with the development and consultation team early in the game—attending several pre-construction meetings, town meetings and group discussions on green building system options.

The subcontracting team also guided materials selection and helped improve project efficiency, Goldfarb says. National Lumber, for example, produced wall panels offsite, leading to efficient delivery and no excess wood on the jobsite.

Workers installing the wood wall panels manufactured by Reliable Truss. Picture from Nauset Construction (

Workers installing the wood wall panels manufactured by Reliable Truss. Picture from Nauset Construction (

Reliable Truss, the wall panel and truss design & manufacturing division of National Lumber, manufactured the wall panels at their state-of-the-art facilities in New Bedford, MA. If you want to learn more about National Lumber’s green expertise and manufacturing capabilities, visit our Green Initiatives page or call 1-800-370-WOOD (9663).

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