The Bay State moved up three spots on the list, with 2.05 square feet of LEED space certified per person. One very notable project in 2012 was the Platinum-certified Atlantic Wharf, the first LEED skyscraper in Boston. That building uses an innovative rainwater storage and reuse design, as well as green roofs and energy-conserving mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The Genzyme Biologics Support Center in Framingham, an administrative and scientific laboratory facility, received LEED Gold.
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