Climate Resilience Building Case Study

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital


300 First Avenue, Charlestown



Key Features

Resiliency: Sea Level Rise, Resilient Infrastructure

Sustainability: Green Building, Carbon Reduction

Owner The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Architect Perkins+Will, Boston and Chicago
MEP Thompson Consulting Engineers
Sustainable Engineering Buro Happold
Landscape Copley Wolff Design Group
Construction Manager Walsh Brothers Inc.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital elevated its first floor as high as possible to prevent against projected sea-level rise; 42” above the current 100-year flood line and 30” above the 500-year flood line. The building achieved LEED V2 BD+C Gold Certification with 44 points out of 69. The highly energy-conserving building envelope, natural daylighting, gas-fired cogeneration system, and other features combine to keep the carbon emissions of the building far below those of most hospitals.

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