Assembly Projects Achieve LEED Gold
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Two photos of Miscela at Assembly (Block 8) and 455 Grand Union Boulevard (Block 5B) with text Congratulations on achieving USGBC LEED Gold, logo of Cranshaw, and LEED Certified Projects logo

Assembly Projects Achieve LEED Gold

Miscela at Assembly Row achieved USGBC LEED Gold certification in the v4 BD+C for new construction category and 455 Grand Union Boulevard achieved LEED Gold certification in LEED-CS version 2009 for Core and Shell buildings.

Finished with construction in late 2021, Miscela – previously known as Block 8 – is an amenity-rich mixed-use building. Its 24 stories hold 500 apartments as well as 26,500 SF of restaurant and retail space in Somerville’s Assembly Row.

The core and shell of 455 Grand Union Boulevard – formerly known as Block 5B – was also completed in 2022 and is a 14-story mixed-use building with 250,000 SF of offices as well as 30,000 SF of ground-level retail and 335,000 SF of parking. Cranshaw built the core and shell and has fit out several tenant interiors.

Congratulations to Federal Realty Investment Trust and the design teams involved for achieving these certifications.

Green buildings offer a better quality of life while also lowering global carbon emissions, reducing electricity and water bills and creating new green jobs. LEED projects earn points established by the United States Green Building Council by adhering to prerequisites and credits across nine measurements for building excellence from integrative design to human health to material use. The LEED rating systems work for all buildings at all phases of development.