We are excited to share that our King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex project has been announced as the USGBC Green Building of the Year!

Arrowstreet, in association with William Rawn Associates, worked with the City of Cambridge to leverage this entire complex into a fully utilized community resource, allowing for after hours and weekend use of the facilities for both the surrounding neighborhood and the entire Cambridge community.

King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex sets a new standard for school design and high-performing buildings. Completed in August 2019, it is designed as the first Net Zero Emissions school in Massachusetts and was the pilot for Cambridge’s Net Zero Action Plan, which defines Net Zero Emissions as an all-electric building with no on-site fossil fuel combustion and whose energy use is offset through renewables. The 270,000 sf building includes an elementary school, middle school, school district administration, preschool, public library, public pool, and parking garage. The building was designed to push the envelope on net zero, occupant wellness, site impact, water use, and resilience.

Learn more about the project and the 2019 Green Building Showcase here.

Topics: net zero, Awards, King open, USGBC, Sustainability