BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston's most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today that the new corporate headquarters of Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) has been certified LEED® Platinum for Commercial Interiors by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). MPA provided interior architecture and corporate design services for Forrester's six-story, 190,000 square foot headquarters at Cambridge Discovery Park in Cambridge, Mass. LEED Platinum certification is the highest possible rating from the USGBC, and Forrester's project is one of the few commercial interiors projects in Cambridge to earn the distinction.
A global research and advisory firm, Forrester moved into its headquarters in August 2011. The building overlooks a newly restored "Urban Wild," a naturalistic designed landscape that can be used for recreational purposes. Forrester's office was designed to provide views of nature to everyone: all enclosed rooms are on the interior, and the perimeter windows are accessible to all employees and guests. Factors that contributed to the LEED rating include:
- the selection of a LEED Gold base building
- a 35% reduction in water use
- a 35% reduction in lighting power, due to the use of LED lighting and daylight responsive controls
- the use of Energy Star-rated equipment and appliances
- diversion of almost 80% of construction waste from landfills
- specification of recycled and regional materials
- use of 97% FSC certified wood products, and
- the purchase of green power.
"Our 10-year relationship with MPA has produced our largest and most sustainable design project yet," said Jean Baranowski, vice president of corporate services at Forrester Research. "MPA has created a collaborative and flexible workspace that offers sustainability and a healthy working environment. We are proud of our new corporate headquarters and this well-deserved LEED Platinum distinction."
About Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Consistently ranked as one of Boston's top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and corporate interior for clients who value design. The firm services the corporate, professional services, healthcare, search/lab, and real estate communities with a focus on sustainable design. Clients include Manulife/John Hancock, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Reliant Medical Group, Sapient, Hobbs Brook Management and Forrester Research. For more information, please visit http://www.mp-architects.com.
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