Hot Property: Fitchburg City Hall

A renovation of Fitchburg’s city hall by Medford-based Bond Construction garnered Preservation Massachusetts’ Paul & Niki Tsongas Award, which recognizes the best in historic preservation efforts across the commonwealth.   

Pushing the Envelope in Sustainability

Michelle Apigian is a leader in Massachusetts’ “passive house” movement, spreading the word on how tightly-insulated building envelopes can deliver energy savings to building owners.

At the Convergence of Preservation and Sustainability

Janis Mamayek works with developers to unlock the potential of existing buildings in her role as head of the “Renew” practice at Boston-based ICON Architecture. The firm designed the Distillery North apartments in South Boston, using passive house techniques to maximize sustainability and reduce energy consumption 60 percent from conventional construction, and recently completed an assessment of more than 40 municipal buildings in Cambridge.