NV5 is providing MEP, fire protection, telecommunications, audio visual, security, and energy design services for the new 390,000 SF Corporate Headquarters for General Electric on Necco Street. The project includes a new, 12-story building with one level of underground parking and a public café and co-working space on the first floor, as well as the renovation of two adjacent 6-story historic buildings. The new headquarters will contribute to transforming Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood and enhance the Seaport District, which is quickly becoming a hub for technology companies.
The first stage of the project is the rehabilitation of the existing buildings, followed by new construction. The 800-employee campus will incorporate 1.5 acres of public space, including an expanded harborwalk along the Fort Point Channel. Amenities include a coffee shop and restaurant, lab space, as well a designated area for startups and students. An innovation and exploration center will be created to effectively highlight the past, present, and future of GE.
Comprehensive energy engineering services were provided to support the master planning, programming, and all phases of design for the new campus. Various metrics were tracked throughout the process to aid in the campus design, including: annual energy costs, potential LEED points, energy use intensity (EUI), and carbon emissions. These metrics were benchmarked to similar buildings within the industry along with local energy codes. Services included campus-wide energy modeling, ice storage optimization, combined heat and power review, and life cycle cost analysis.