North Shore Community College
New Allied Health Sciences Building
In order to obtain a zero-net energy facility, Walsh Brothers installed an array of different sized photovoltaic solar panels in a large parabolic curved panel. In addition, the team installed fifty 500-foot geothermal wells on site which use natural resources to provide heating and cooling to the building. Another innovative energy efficient construction technique is the introduction of interior chilled-beams. Walsh Brothers also partnered with students of the Essex Agriculture School to jointly install a green roof garden. Over the course of a year, the building will produce as much energy onsite as it consumes. This project is on track to become the first zero-net energy facility in the State of Massachusetts and has a goal of LEED Gold certified by the USGBC.