From more than 2,500 nominated projects, South Cove Activity Center at Eastman has been selected as a Green Building of America Award-winning project and will be featured in the upcoming special Real Estate & Construction Review-Northeast Green Success Stories edition.
is great news for our community,” said Ken Ryder, general manager of Eastman Community Association. “Eastman is proud of its environmentally-friendly mission, and our members can be equally proud of making a commitment to an environmentally-friendly building.”
Eastman began the $4.8 million project in September and should occupy the building in mid June. The 16,000-square-foot building, which will incorporate most of the community’s recreational activities, was designed by Warrenstreet Architects, Inc. of Concord and is being constructed by Milestone Engineering and Construction of Concord.
Each Green Building of America Success Story project is highlighted in a case study that intertwines the words of the project’s owner/developer, consultants, architects and contractors to explain how the teams worked together to design and build one of the region’s most important, innovative or unique new or renovated sustainable facilities.
From the beginning, Eastman’s South Cove Build New Committee worked toward a “green building” with LEED certification, which means the building will demonstrate energy conservation and address concerns for site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Certification comes after compliance with the requirements of the LEED Green Building Rating System, a nationally-accepted benchmark established by the U.S. Green Building Council.
One of the requirements is that a certain percentage of materials
from the site be recycled. As of February, the recycling rate for the Eastman project is 99 percent. The project has generated over 1,215.73 tons of waste, of which almost 1,199.95 tons have been recycled and 15.78 tons have been sent to disposal.
Eastman is a four-season, residential and recreational community with property in Grantham, Enfield and Springfield. For more information, call (603) 863-4240 or visit www.eastmannh.org.