First Wind and Millennium Partners were honored as joint winners of one of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's 2010 Green Business Awards. Recognizing the green profile of First Wind's new headquarters at 179 Lincoln St. – which was developed by Millennium Partners – the mayor presented the Green Business Award to company representatives during a ceremony at the Prudential Center.
The Green Business Awards are given to businesses located in Boston that demonstrate extraordinary performance related to sustainable environmental practices.
First Wind moved its 85-member headquarters staff from its previous suburban location to downtown Boston in mid-October 2009. First Wind selected 179 Lincoln St. for its corporate headquarters because the building had a LEED Silver Rating and was also a historic renovation completed pursuant to the U.S. secretary of the Department of the Interior's standards for preservation.
‘In addition to demonstrating our commitment to the city of Boston, this move has enabled us to reduce our overall carbon footprint by having many accessible public transportation options nearby for employees,’ says Michael Alvarez, president and chief financial officer of First Wind.
Initially constructed at the end of the 19th century, 179 Lincoln St. occupies a full city block overlooking the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. It contains 220,000 square feet in its five stories and is situated approximately two blocks from South Station.
SOURCE: First Wind Â