BBR’s Mission Hill Building Certified as Zero Energy

The Boston Building Resources (BBR) Reuse Center building in Mission Hall was certified as a zero-energy building by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), representing one of the highest aspirations in energy performance for buildings. BBR announced the award at their April 22 Earth Day celebration. Zero Energy Certification from ILFI allows projects to demonstrate that the building is truly operating as claimed, harnessing energy from renewable sources to produce net annual energy demand. Through a third-party audit of actual performance data, Zero Energy certified projects are proven to be highly efficient buildings that rely only on clean energy, without on-site combustion of fossil fuels. BBR’s 8,800-square-foot building became zero energy after a transformational renovation project, completed in 2021.


Celebrate Earth Day at Boston Building Resources with Jamaica Mi Hungry and More on April 22

Boston Building Resources will mark Earth Day on April 22, with a celebration that will include live music, a plant exchange, a flag raising, a food truck, and a limited-edition T-shirt available for sale. The event will be from 11 am to 2 pm. Environmental sustainability is a core value at Boston Building Resources (BBR), a small business located in Mission Hill (100 Terrace St.). The Reuse Center at BBR takes in donations of building materials, eliminating the environmental impact of needless waste and making materials available at affordable prices to low- and moderate-income homeowners. Two years ago, the Reuse Center building was remodeled to a zero-carbon standard, with all the power needed to operate the building generated by a rooftop solar array.