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Sustainable Buildings Map

Over 100 Cambridge buildings have been designated as sustainable or "green." These structures have received formal third-party designation as sustainable from an internationally recognized certification system, met equivalent local Article 22 development requirements, or both. All told, over 6,000 units, or 11% of the City's residential stock, are covered as is 16% of the nonresidential building stock of 11.4M square feet.

This includes all buildings meeting one or more of these criteria: 

A listing of sustainable buildings and related metrics is available through the Cambridge Open Data site.

View the related metadata document to learn more about details for inclusion in the listing and on the map.

Interactive Map

The following map shows the locations of buildings covered by one or more of the four sustainable building programs listed above. Select a building to learn about building certifications and related information.  Where applicable, the map provides building performance data from the Cambridge Building Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance (BEUDO) program and recent ratings from the EnergyStar program.  BEUDO data is from the 2020 filing which reports energy consumption during 2019. The map also provides information about health-oriented Fitwel and WELL certifications, which share many criteria with sustainable building programs. (Note that no Cambridge buildings have received a WELL certification as of August 2021.)

This map was last updated on July 2022.  NOTE: The "All Certified Buildings" layer must be turned on to see information pop-ups.

For more information about sustainable building development and operations in Cambridge see Sustainable Development.

Municipal Buildings

Since 2002, the City has required that all new municipal building projects and major renovations follow the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria. Learn more about Energy Efficient Municipal Buildings.

For More Information

For more information about green buildings contact greenbuilding@cambridgema.gov. For more information about the map and related data contact Brendan Monroe, GIS Analyst, at 617/349-4641 or bmonroe@cambridgema.gov.

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