Linnean provided Boston College with sustainability guidance and certification documentation for a major renovation of a newly purchased high-rise residential building. In the process of converting the residential building into dormitories, Boston College invested in energy efficiency and other sustainability upgrades to comply with Boston’s Article 37, an ordinance that requires new and existing buildings to be “LEED Certifiable.” Linnean assisted Boston College by aligning the college’s internal sustainability goals with the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED requirements to help guide future construction projects on campus.

Linnean coordinated with the City of Boston to determine which LEED rating system was appropriate, and how to track performance in accordance with the City’s zoning standards. In the end, Linnean developed a strategy for the College to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB: O&M) certification.