Castle Square wins “Green Award” from Mayor Menino

  • On April 19, Mayor Menino presented his Annual Green Awards for 2012. It was the kick-off of a new initiative in the city: Greenovate Boston which will help organize multiple green initiatives in the community including energy efficiency, sustainable food systems, green buildings and more. Castle Square Apartments won an award for â??Sustainability and Climate Leadershipâ? as an innovator in energy efficiency. Below is a picture of the team â?? the Board of Directors, the staff, and retrofit project team members.

    The event was held at the Gillette World Headquarters in South Boston â?? at the south end of the Ft. Point Channel. It is a massive facility and houses the worldâ??s largest museum display dedicated to shaving products. We got to hear a lot about what Gillette and their parent Viagra company, P&G, are doing to benefit the environment. They are trying really hard, even though most of their products are disposable

    Here are our luminaries accepting the award from Jim Hunt, head of the Cityâ??s Office of the Environment. Wei Ruan (Castle Square Board), Debra Backus (Castle Square Executive Director), Gilbert Winn (WinnDevelopment), Ann Mow (Castle Square Board), Jim Hunt (City of Boston), and Tony Stark (holding the plaque, Castle Square Board). Special thanks go to all the team members that put this project together â?? Heather Clark of Biome Studio and Bruce Hampton of Elton+Hampton Architects who designed the project, and the teamwork between WinnDevelopment, Castle Square Tenants Organization, and WinnManagement.

    Congratulations to Castle Square! And thank you Mayor Menino and your great team!

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