A History of Firsts

First LEED-CS Gold Certified Building in Suburban Boston

77 City Point is the first building in suburban Boston to achieve LEED-CS Gold Certification and first Boston Properties building to achieve LEED certification.

First LEED Platinum High-Rise in Boston

The Atlantic Wharf / Russia Building is the first LEED Platinum high-rise in Boston.

First LEED Double Platinum Building in Philadelphia

Our Commissioning Team helped the new GlaxoSmithKline office building at the Philadelphia Navy Yard achieve LEED Double Platinum status in the -CI and -CS categories.

First LEED-CI Certified Engineering Firm Headquarters

We are very proud to be the first engineering firm in the nation with a LEED-CI certified office.
 

First LEED-CS Platinum Certified Building in the World

We engineered and commissioned One Crescent Drive, at The Philadelphia Navy Yard, the first LEED-CS Platinum building in the world, and the 1st LEED certified building in Philadelphia.
 

First LEED Certified School in New England

The Capuano Early Childhood Center in Somerville, MA is the first LEED Certified School in New England.

First LEED-EB Platinum Certified Building Outside of California

We engineered and commissioned Armstrong World Industries’ headquarters facility, the first building outside of California to receive LEED-EB Platinum certification from the USGBC. This pioneer project was a beta test site for the LEED rating system now utilized worldwide.
 

World's First LEED Certified Airport Facility

Terminal A at Logan International Airport was the first airport facility to achieve LEED Certifcation.

The Tallest LEED Certified Building in the U.S.

We engineered the Comcast Center in Philadelphia, the tallest LEED Certified Building in the U.S. This 57-story high rise facility is also the tallest building in Philadelphia. This high-rise set the new standards for MEP engineering and construction, and was one of the first designed after 9/11.

First LEED Certified Parking Structure in Philadelphia

We engineered The Lift, a 220-car, 9-story automated parking garage, using photocell technology, low flow plumbing fixtures and minimized the exhaust airflow to eliminate 95% of fan energy. The Lift is the 1st LEED certified parking garage in Philadelphia.
 

"Greenest" Building in PA, 9th Highest LEED Score in the World

Vertical Screen’s new headquarters in Warminster, PA is the “greenest” building in Pennsylvania and holds the ninth highest score for LEED points in the World.  We were honored to provide LEED Commissioning services for the facility.
 

The First to Provide Integrated Systems Testing

We were one of the first engineering firms to provide Integrated Systems Testing (IST) services for projects outside of the pharmaceutical industry.

First in Smart Building Technology

Our Integrated Technologies Group provided the low voltage cable plant design for Berwind Property Group’s new office building, Floral Vale, in Yardley, PA. This “Smart Building” design integrates nine core building functions onto an IP based back bone.

First IT Design to Secure Copper Reduction LEED Points

Our low voltage cable plant design for the Floral Vale Office Building was the first facility to receive Innovation and Design points for reducing the amount of copper utilized in the building.
 

First to Blend Engineering and Data Center Relocation Planning

Our Integrated Technologies Group created a proprietary data center relocation process to respond to our clients’ needs for a closer connection between IT and facilities.
 

100+ LEED Commissioning Projects

We have provided LEED Commissioning services, across all rating systems, for more than 100 projects.

500+ Data Center Projects

We were founded in 1982 to design Data Centers. Since this time we have designed over 500 Data Center facilities throughout the country for many of the largest financial, technology and communication companies.

30+ Philadelphia High Rises

We have designed over thirty high rise buildings in Philadelphia. Shaping the Philadelphia skyline has been one of our finest achievements and one we look forward to continuing.

Top 50 Engineering Firms in the United States

Building Design and Construction magazine consistently ranks us one of the Top 50 Engineering firms in the U.S.

Top 100 Sustainable Design Firms

Engineering News Record Magazine named us one of the Top 100 Sustainable Design firms in the U.S.

Engineered the First Bloom Energy Server in Philadelphia

We engineered the MEP systems necessary for the installation of a Bloom Energy Server at Urban Outfitters Navy Yard Campus.

First STEM Boarding School for Girls in New England.

Miss Hall's School, founded in 1898, is one of the first all-girl boarding schools in New England. They are also the first all-girl boarding school to offer a specific STEM program in New England.

Largest Temple for Thai Buddhists outside of Thailand & it is LEED Silver Certified

The NMR Meditation Center in Raynham, MA is the largest temple for Thai Buddhists outside of Thailand. The temple also received LEED Silver certification.

First Municipal Building in New Hampshire to achieve LEED Certification

The Portsmouth Public Library was the first municipal building in Portsmouth, NH to achieve LEED Certification.