Green Building: Essex County Greenbelt


Materials were recycled during construction wherever possible; for example, floorboards from the original 18th century building were used to construct office desks and conference tables; original Indian shutters were also reused as decorative features for the new office space.

Native New England woods were used for interior flooring and trim.
New office rugs made of natural fiber were installed throughout the building.

An on-site recycling center provides a repository for all papers products and glass and metal containers.

Energy-efficient appliances (HVAC and EnergyStar) are installed in the staff kitchen.

New organizational policies instituted to use significantly more recycled papers and other materials for all publications, events and other daily operations.