Watermark Seaport is a collection of luxury rental, high-rise apartments and modern lofts. Located at the heart of Boston's Seaport Square, Watermark Seaport sits at the nexus of the bustling Financial District, burgeoning Seaport and historic Fort Point. This mixed-use development consists of 346 apartments, ranging from efficient “micro unit” studios to three bedrooms, as well as 25,000 SF of street-level retail with two levels of below-grade parking. Residences are split between a 17 story tower and loft building, joined by a common entry lobby.
Watermark Seaport incorporates many energy conservation measures including a high performance building envelope; high efficiency boiler and heat pumps; an energy recovery ventilation system; garage ventilation with CO2 sensors; ENERGY STAR appliances; and reduced lighting power density in common areas.
This project uses a 100kW cogen system that offsets the need for grid-sourced electricity, and heats a portion of the domestic hot water. 77.3% of waste was diverted during CA. Materials specified had a recycled content value of 29.74%, and a regional content value of 32.26%. The team conducted significant daylight studies to inform the design of the units and façade.
LEED®-NC v2009 Gold
For this project, The Green Engineer provided:
- LEED Certification Project Management
- Energy Modeling Services
- Daylighting Analysis
- Lifecycle Analysis
- Utility Incentives
- Permitting (Article 80B) Support
Owner: Skanska USA Commercial Development with Prudential Global Investment Management and Twining Properties
Architect: Stantec Architecture
Photography: © Jared Kuzia