We are proud that in 2016 both our renovation of 56 Centre Street and of 22 Federal Street were awarded Gold Certifications by the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program. Our first major renovation in downtown Nantucket was Mitchell’s Book Corner at 54 Main Street and that project was awarded a LEED Silver Certification in 2010.
The majority of the commercial buildings in downtown Nantucket will need renovation to preserve them for their next 100 years. We seek to lead that effort by demonstrating renovations can be done with sustainability in mind, and the historic fabric of a building can be preserved even while improving its energy profile. LEED-certified buildings are evaluated on their efficient use of resources like water and energy. Points are awarded across several areas that address sustainability issues including materials sourcing and indoor environmental quality.