Sustainability

 

Integrity and Respect

DiMella Shaffer's passion for sustainability springs from our core values of design integrity and respect for the environment. Our commitment to sustainable design focuses on ensuring that our buildings are conceived and constructed, using technologies, techniques, and materials that serve our clients well - both on the first day of occupancy and well into the future.

The success of any building project hinges on the relationship between the new structure and the surrounding landscape. We believe that thoughtfully designed buildings support and encourage the lives and behaviors of those who work and dwell within them, while respecting the environment in which they coexist.

 

Projects that have achieved certification:
 

Zero Net Energy

  • North Shore Community College, Student Center; Danvers, MA

 

Gold

  • Armed Forces Retirement Home; Washington, DC
  • NOAH Benfield Farms; Carlisle, MA
  • Cadmus Group; Waltham, MA
  • Cape Cod Community College; Barnstable, MA
  • Massachusetts Department of Fire Services; Stow, MA
  • Nixon Peabody; Chicago, IL
  • North Shore Community College, Zero Net Energy Designed Health Professions/Student Services Building; Danvers, MA
  • Salem State University, Marsh Hall; Salem, MA

 

Silver

  • 929, Graduate Student Housing; Baltimore, MD
  • Bridgewater State University, Crimson Hall; Bridgewater, MA
  • Wheelock College, Riverway House; Boston, MA

 

Certified

  • Tufts University, Sackler School of Medicine; Boston, MA

 

Case Study

North Shore Community College, Zero Net Energy Designed Health Professions/Student Services