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Fay House

Fay House Gold Image credit: Kevin Grady

Fay House | The oldest LEED certified building in the U.S

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Since its construction in 1807, the building has served as a private residence, a girls' boarding school, and its current use as the administrative center of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Modifying the building interior to meet programmatic needs, current building code and energy goals also provided a prime opportunity to closely evaluate the synergistic priorities of historic preservation and sustainability.

The renovation included updating the building’s mechanical and electrical systems, improving the building life safety and accessibility, and major envelope repair and modernization, including repointing and restoring the exterior brick and windows.