GGD is a leader in the design of MEP high performance systems for schools, libraries and public safety buildings. The firm has been involved in the design and construction of many CHPS, LEED and Advanced Building certified projects.

Green building design is the process by which all opportunities to conserve energy, improve the environment, utilize environmentally friendly building materials and fuels, and provide for an easily maintained and operated facility. The approach involves the entire design team, owner, and building maintenance and operational personnel. Although the process known as "Green Building Design" is certainly not new to the design displacement  diffuserindustry, the expanded areas of sustainable buildings and systems has opened new opportunities to be creative in the overall presentation of the building and its use. The building codes and design guides, which for so many years set the ground work for prudent, safe engineering and design, continue to remain instrumental in producing energy efficient and occupiably safe buildings. The 21st century task of improving a presently efficient building by today's standards is a challenge forcing all design professionals to depart from the conventional engineering wisdom represented by the "standard box" approach to the 21st century of "thinking out of the box".

Many opportunities exist for saving energy reducing carbon footprint utilizing renewable energy sources, recycled materials, and alternative energy sources

Green Systems Design Experience

  • Displacement Ventilation
  • High Efficiency Condensing Boilers
  • Demand Ventilation
  • Energy Recovery Systems
  • Variable Speed Drives
  • Photovoltaic Arrays
  • Daylighting with Dimming Controls
  • High Efficiency Performance Lighting
  • Optimal Lighting Controls
  • Rain Water Reclamation System
  • Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures
  • Geothermal Designs for HVAC
  • In House Energy Modeling
  • Daylight Modeling
ENERGY USE WATER USE BUILDING
  • Cogeneration
  • Thermal storage
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Geothermal
  • Infrared switching sensors
  • Photovoltaics
  • Passive heating and cooling
  • Heat recovery
  • Daylighting
  • Biomass heating plants
  • High "Delta T" pumping
  • Low temperature air
  • Low flow fixtures
  • Flow limiting
  • Water recharge
  • Storm water management
  • Domestic water preheat
  • Superinsulation
  • Reflective surfaces
  • Shading elements
  • Burming
  • Building siting
  • Building color
  • High performance glass

Partial List of G-G-D Green Design and Engineering Projects.

LEED Libraries City State Awarded Year
Mashpee LibraryMashpee, MA LEED Silver 2010
Brighton Branch Library Brighton, MA LEED Silver 2011
Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library Dudley, MA LEED Silver 2011
Walpole Public Library Walpole, MA LEED Gold 2013
Boyden Library Foxborough, MA LEED Silver 2014
Claire T. Carney Library UMass Dartmouth LEED Silver 2014
Granby Public Library Granby, MA LEED Certified 2015
Hopkinton Public Library Hopkinton, MA PENDING - CONSTRUCTION FINAL APPL.
South Hadley Public Library South Hadley, MA LEED Silver 2016
Shute Library Everett, MA PENDING - CONSTRUCTION FINAL APPL.

LEED Schools City State Awarded Year
Staff Sergeant James J. Hill Elementary School Revere, MA Certification in Process
Winchester High School Winchester, MA Certification in Process-LEED certification
Carr Elementary School Newton, MA Certification in Process-LEED Gold
Woodland Elementary School Milford, MA Certification in Process-LEED Silver
Avery Elementary School Dedham, MA LEED Gold 2012
Perkins School for the Blind Watertown, MA LEED Gold 2013
Rockland Middle and High School Rockland, MA LEED Gold 2015
Webster Park Ave Elementary School Webster, MA LEED Gold 2015
R.A. Nock Middle/ E.G. Molin School Newburyport, MA LEED Gold 2016
Weston High School Science Labs Weston, MA LEED Silver
Ayer Shirley Middle/High School Ayer, MA Certification in Process
Scituate Middle School Scituate, MA Certification in Process
Cotting School Energy Retrofit Boston, MA Certification in Process
Dearborn STEM Academy Roxbury, MA Certification in Process
Caleb Dustin Hunking School Haverhill, MA Certification in Process
North Middlesex Regional High School Townsend, MA Certification in Process
Thurgood Marshall Middle School Lynn, MA Certification in Process
Woodland Elementary School Milford, MA Certification in Process
Dearborn STEM Academy Roxbury, MA Certification in Process
Clarke Avenue School Chelsea, MA Certification in Process
Holbrook PREK-12 School Holbrook, MA Certification in Process
West Parish Elementary School Gloucester, MA LEED Gold
Codman Academy Charter Public School Dorchester, MA Certification in Process
Edward Devotion School Brookline, MA Certification in Process-LEED Silver
Winthrop Middle/High School Winthrop, MA LEED Gold2017
Wellington Elementary School Belmont, MA Certification in Process
Martin Luther King, Jr. School Cambridge, MA Certification in Process LEED Platinum
Weston High School Science Labs Weston, MA LEED Silver

LEED Recreation,Religious City State Awarded Year
Walden Pond Visitor Center Concord, MA LEED GOLD 2017
Cathedral of St. Paul Church Boston, MA LEED SILVER 2017
Milford Youth Center Milford, MA Certification in Process
Salty Brine Bathhouse Narragansett, RI Certification in Process

LEED Childcare City State Awarded Year
Nurtury Learning Lab at Bromley Heath Housing Dev. Jamaica Plain, MA LEED Gold 2014
Bright Horizons Cambrideg, MA LEED Silver 2013

LEED Colleges City State Awarded Year
UMass Claire T. Carney Dartmouth, MA LEED Silver 2014
Mass College of Liberal Arts Center for Science and innovation Bowman Hall North Adams, MA Certification in Process
Three Rivers Community College Norwich Certification in Process-LEED Silver
UMass Lincoln Campus Center Dining Hall Renovation Amherst, MA LEED Gold 2016
UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business Dartmouth, MA PENDING- DESIGN PRELIM

LEED Public Safety City State Awarded Year
Springfield Fire Station Springfield, MALEED Gold 2011
Arlington Central Fire Station Arlington, MALEED Gold 2016
Western MA Fire Training Academy Springfield, MACertification in Process-LEED Silver

LEED Municipal City State Awarded Year
Lincoln Town Offices Lincoln, MALeed Silver2013

LEED Housing City State Awarded Year
41 North Hotel Newport, RILeed Certified2012

CHPS City State
Beverly High School Beverly, MA
Bourne Elementary School Bourne, MA
Bresnahan Elementary School Newburyport, MA
Carlisle Elementary School Carlisle, MA
Concord Carlisle High School Concord, MA
Dedham Middle School Dedham, MA
Field Elementary School Weston, MA
Foxborough High School Foxborough, MA
Grafton High School (Electrical Only) Grafton, MA
LeRoy Wood Elementary School Fairhaven, MA
Lincoln Elementary School New Bedford, MA
New Fairhaven Elementary School Fairhaven, MA
Newport Elementary School Newport, RI
Norfolk County Agricultural School Norfolk, MA
Perkins School for the Blind Watertown, MA
Sharon Middle School Sharon, MA
Wellington Elementary School Belmont, MA
Woburn High School Woburn, MA

Advanced Building City State
Avery Elementary School Dedham, MA
Carlisle School Carlisle, MA
Fairhaven Elementary School Fairhaven, MA
Field Elementary School Weston, MA
Lincoln Elementary School New Bedford, MA
Lincoln Town Hall Lincoln, MA
Nantucket Public Safety Building Nantucket, MA
Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library Dudley, MA
Walpole Public Library Walpole, MA
Weston High School Science Labs Weston, MA