Goodwin Procter LLP is the second-largest law firm in Boston and has recently been awarded the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), a globally recognized symbol of excellence in Green Building. The firm was awarded the LEED Gold with 69 points, one of the highest rating levels available in LEED certification.
With approximately 380,000 square feet, Goodwin Procter is home to more than 460 Boston-based attorneys serving a wide variety of clients in both business law and litigation. While making the move from its previous office at Exchange Place on 53 State Street in 2016, Goodwin Procter worked with Turner Construction and Ver-Tex Shading Solutions to design and install window treatments for the firm’s new 17-story glass tower at 100 Northern Ave in Boston’s waterfront.
Ver-Tex installed more than 1,300 manual MechoShades and over 200 Lutron motorized shades with integrated lighting control as part of the firm’s initiative to create a more sustainable building. Goodwin Procter was also designed with an aesthetic mindset with floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the building with natural light and views overlooking The Public Green and six-acre Fan Pier Marina.
The glass tower building and Ver-Tex’s automated shading systems ensure electricity cost savings, lower carbon emissions and an improved quality of life for the firm’s employees and clients. Andrew C. Sucoff, Goodwin Procter’s Boston Office Chair, believes the green building is an important step in the right direction for the firm to be recognized as not only one of America’s greatest law firms, but also as an innovative leader. “Calling 100 Northern Avenue our new home gives us the exciting opportunity to be a part of a thriving, revitalized community, alongside high-tech, biotech and other innovative companies, many of whom are also our clients,” said Sucoff.
By partnering with Ver-Tex Shading Solutions and the latest in automated shading technology, Goodwin Procter’s new space is an innovative and sustainable addition to Boston’s Seaport District.