LEED certified buildings are becoming easier to find in today’s pro-green building climate. However, finding one building with multiple LEED certifications is rare. Autodesk’s East Coast headquarters on Trapelo Road in Waltham, Mass., holds not one but two LEED certifications. The building holds a LEED Core & Shell Gold certification as well as a LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum certification. Autodesk recently announced that the headquarters building has also received 13 industry awards.
- International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Chapter- 2010 Best Office (30,000 – 80,000 SF)
- The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Boston Section- 2010 Award of Merit, Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
- ARCHI-TECH Magazine- 2010 AV Award
- Association of Briefing Program Managers (ABPM)- 2010 Best New World Class Briefing Center
- Interior Design Magazine- 2009 Best of Year Awards, Eco Category
- BusinessWeek/Architectural Record- 2009 Award of Excellence, Good Design is Good Business Awards
- Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts- 2009 Build Massachusetts Award
- Associated General Contractors of America- Build New England Honor Award 2009
- Association Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter- 2009 Excellence in Construction Award
- American Institute of Architects Technology in Architectural Practice- 2009
- Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award Citation, Design/Delivery Process Using BIM
- Construction Institute at the University of Hartford- 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award, Outstanding Leadership on the First IPD Project in New England
- The Building of America- 2009 Green Building of America Award
- Constructech- 2009 Vision Awards, Team Award
“The Trapelo Road project was truly an opportunity for us to showcase our software’s capabilities and embrace the building processes we deem so important,” said Phil Bernstein, FAIA, LEED AP and vice president, industry strategy and relations, Autodesk AEC Solutions. “As a company, we are the foremost proponents of the collaborative, environmental and cost-savings advantages of building information modeling and integrated project delivery. The work on this project was our chance to shine—and we ran with it. We are tremendously pleased with the Trapelo Road finished product and, judging from the awards the project received, so was the rest of the industry.” Source: Business Wire
Autodesk’s double LEED certified Trapelo Road facility is equipped with a café that focuses on local and organic food, the building was constructed to maximize the use of natural light, and areas with artificial lighting are equipped with occupancy sensors to reduce energy use. The East Coast headquarters facility is also equipped with bicycle storage and onsite changing and shower facilities for employees who prefer an emissions-free commute.
The East Coast headquarters isn’t Autodesk’s only LEED certified building. The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco, Calif., is also a LEED certified facility. The Autodesk Gallery is in a building that was built in the early 1900s and once housed the Southern Pacific Railroad Company headquarters. The building was put through a high-tech green renovation and earned a LEED Platinum rating.