Date: April 30, 2012
Building 661 as Learning Opportunity
A key objective of the EEB Hub is to provide successful demonstrations of integrated building design methods that lead to deep, reliable cuts in energy use while improving overall asset value overall in real estate markets. The EEB Hub is engaged in a variety of building demonstration projects in the region, but none more prominent than Building 661, a modest two-story 1940s-vintage building that was formerly a gymnasium at the Navy Yard. It has been empty for 15 years and awaits its much anticipated resurrection as the EEB Hub headquarters in 2013, a stand-out advanced energy retrofit.
Both the delivery process and the resulting 661 edifice will serve as examples for future advanced energy retrofit projects in the region. To this end, the Hub is committed to observing and recording this advanced energy retrofit project, capturing what are considered to be best practices in the field.