Liberty Mutual’s Boston Building Earns Energy-Savings Certification

November 5, 2009

Boston-based insurer Liberty Mutual Group says its recently purchased Back Bay building has earned a LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council.

The 19-story, 585,000-square-foot building at 10 St. James Ave is the first building in the Back Bay to earn the designation, awarded to structures that meet stringent guidelines for energy use, environmental impact and other pro-green elements.

Joanne Bragg, facility director for Liberty Mutual’s corporate real estate, said “Over the past two years, Liberty Mutual has focused on resource conservation and preservation tactics that provide a good return, economically and environmentally.”

It is the fifth building owned by the insurer to received the LEED certification. The energy-conscious management of the building is is expected to generate $63,900 in annual savings within an expected payback period of two years. In addition, the efforts will save 400,000 kilowatts of energy, reduce 1,323 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and divert from landfills 56 tons of recycling.

The building is close to the Boston Public Garden and Copley Square. Liberty Mutual purchased the building in 2006.

Source: Liberty Mutual Group

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