Thornton Tomasetti recently announces that the Level 2 Renovation at Tufts University's School of Dental Medicine has received LEED Gold Certification. Fore Solutions, the green building consulting company acquired by Thornton Tomasetti in 2012, provided LEED consulting services for the project at the university’s Boston, Mass., campus.
Fore Solutions was hired by the project architect, ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, to provide LEED consulting. In this role, Fore Solutions reviewed the energy model; tracked compliance with LEED throughout design and construction; and reviewed and submitted LEED documentation to the Green Building Certification Institute.
The Tufts School of Dental Medicine developed a multi-year, multi-phase master plan to promote sustainability and positive environmental initiatives. Phase 1 of the project included a five-story, 95,000-sf vertical expansion to the existing building. This allowed for the expansion of patient clinics, classrooms and offices, as well as continuing education and research facilities.
The second installment in the master project was the Level 2 Renovation, initiated to house part of the pre-doctoral teaching program along with an emergency clinic. The second floor has been redesigned within the existing building to accommodate clinic and patient functions in the east wing, and academic offices in the west. The Level 2 Renovation was designed to meet sustainability goals in several categories. +