140 Kendrick Street: Pioneering Net-Zero Redevelopment of an Existing Building


140 Kendrick is a 440,000 sq. ft. premier workplace campus in Needham, Massachusetts, developed, owned, and managed by BXP. It features three buildings, A, B, and C, and the Exchange, an amenities center including conference facilities, a first-class desk and collaboration space, and a fitness center.

This case study will focus on Building A, a 106,000 sq. ft. office building that has undergone a retrofit focused on improving overall operational efficiency and occupant comfort. 140 Kendrick Building A is the first net-zero, carbon-neutral office repositioning of this scale in Massachusetts. The project was completed in partnership with Wellington Management, which leased the building in 2021. The scope of the renovation project included full electrification, building envelope improvements, advanced energy recovery systems, mechanical system modernization, and the addition of on-site renewable energy generation.