Fisheries & Wildlife New Field Headquarters

  • Owner:
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Architect:
    Architerra
  • Scope:
    New Zero Net Energy Building
  • Location:
    Westborough, MA

The new field headquarters for the Massachusetts’ Division of Fisheries & Wildlife is a 3-story facility of approximately 45,000 sf. Containing office space, classroom facilities, multi-purpose meeting room space, reception area, a library, along with storage and support areas, it can accommodate 120 people and provides flexibility for consolidation or future growth.

The building is one of the Commonwealth’s first commercial Zero Net Energy Buildings (ZNEB) and is a showcase for the conservation mission of the agency. This is a high performance sustainable building with a LEED Platinum rating. It features many energy efficient components such as a 300kW solar photovoltaic array, a geothermal system, structural insulated panels (SIP) with a rainscreen, as well as highly-efficient MEP systems. Additionally, Lean Project Delivery Methods and Building Information Modeling (BIM) were incorporated into the project.