Sustainability Initiatives

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Patriot Place is committed to environmentally responsible and sustainable design practices

Adjacent to Gillette Stadium is Patriot Place a 1.3 million sq. ft. super regional lifestyle destination. Slated to open in the fall of 2008, Patriot Place is committed to continuing the environmentally responsible and sustainable design practices that began with Gillette Stadium. Numerous sustainable design initiatives were included in the Patriot Place project, including site design, building performance, energy efficiency and more!

 

In November 2014 Patriot Place conserved the following resources:

289,827 kW-hrs of electricity - Enough to power 24 homes for a full year
2,905 gallons of oil - Enough energy to heat and cool 14 homes for a full year
669 gallons of gasoline - Enough gasoline to drive 18,735 miles
335 mature trees - Enough to produce 4,145,198 sheets of newspaper
195,160 gallons of water - Enough to meet the fresh water needs of 10,408 people for a year
232 cubic yards of landfill airspace - Enough airspace to meet the disposal needs of a community of 3,580 people

Solar Power System

In October of 2009 construction began to install a photovoltaic power system that will supplies approximately 30 percent of Patriot Place’s power and spans seven building rooftops at the complex. Utilizing more than 2,600 photovoltaic solar panels, the system generates more than 12 million kilowatt hours of electricity over 20 years, and will prevent the release of more than 8,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That is the equivalent of removing more than 1,600 passenger vehicles from the road for a year. One of the goals of this project, beyond the continuation of Patriot Place sustainability initiatives is to inform and demonstrate to the general public that distributed renewable power systems are a viable and practical component of our energy future. In February 2010 the Association of Energy Engineers New England Chapter (AEE-NE) named the project the best renewable energy project in New England.

Site Design and Planning

  • The project was largely developed over existing parking lots – resulting in only a 2 percent increase in disturbed area.
  • Natural resource areas impacts were avoided

Trash Removal and Recycling

  • Space for recycling materials provided
  • Patriot Place is using Big Belly Solar Compactors, the world’s first on site solar powered, trash receptacles that reduce electricity consumption and waste volume

Building Performance/Energy Efficiency

  • White roofs on all buildings facilitate Heat Island Reduction – all Roofing has a high Solar Reflectance Index
  • Energy management systems are included in the commercial buildings

Transportation Demand Management Measures

  • Sidewalk and pedestrian promenade areas promote pedestrian access
  • Bicycle racks encourage alternate means of transportation
  • A public transportation study is underway (2008) to evaluate the feasibility of expanding public transit

Sustainable Project Operations

  • Diesel driven equipment will be run on bio diesel fuel.
  • On site wastewater treatment plant and irrigation well
  • Water reuse in toilets throughout project
  • Vendor and internal policies to reduce packaging
  • Use of “green” and recycled cleaning and paper products

Materials and Resources

  • Use of low emitting materials (adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, carpet systems, composite woods, laminate adhesives, furniture, seating)
  • No CFC based refrigerants
  • All material from excavation and regrading reused on site as fill
  • Energy efficient lights used throughout development.
  • ENERGY STAR equipment and appliances were selected when possible.

Solar CanopySolar Canopies

In conjunction with our renewable energy partner NRG Energy, we will expand our award-winning sustainability initiatives with the construction of solar canopies in March of 2012. These canopies will not only provide weather protection throughout the North Marketplace, but also, provide up to 60% of Patriot Place’s power and reduce carbon emissions by more than 800 metric tons every year. Additional solar panels added to the rooftops of our South Market Place retailers will bring the expected output of the new solar power system to 1.1 million kilowatt hours.


SOLOR POWER PRESS CLIPS:

8/3/10 – (Boston Herald)
Patriot Place gets major solar power installation>>
Tom Brady isn't the only one powering the New England Patriots. Team owner Robert Kraft, his Kraft Group, and operators of their Patriot Place mall in Foxborough announced today they have completed installation of a 525-kilowatt solar system.

8/3/10 – (Boston Herald)

Patriot Place powers up solar system>>
The Kraft Group today unveiled its new rooftop solar-energy system at the Patriot Place retail plaza next to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

8/2/10 – (getsolar.com)
Patriot Place Puts in Final Solar Panel>>
The New England Patriots' uniforms may be blue, but their home just got a little bit greener. Kraft Group, which operates the Patriot Place mall next to Gillette Stadium, announced Monday the completion of its 525-kilowatt Foxborough, Massachusetts solar installation.

8/3/10 – (Sun Chronicle)

Powered by the sun >>
Since opening in 2007, Patriot Place has sold eager consumers everything from seafood to sweat socks to scented candles. Now, the Foxboro shopping mall is pitching a new product: environmentalism.

8/3/10 – (Patriot Ledger)

Patriot Place going green: One third of power at Patriot Place will come from the sun>>
Nearly one-third of the electricity that powers Patriot Place will be generated by an array of 2,556 solar panels mounted on top of the retail center’s buildings.

8/2/10 – (Providence Journal)
Foxboro complex to generate solar power>>
Patriot Place, the shopping, dining and entertainment complex adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., plans to announce Monday the installation of 2,556 solar panels on the top of seven buildings that will generate more than 625,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

8/3/10 – (Boston Business Journal)
Patriot Place follows the sun>>
Nearly one-third of the electricity that powers Foxborough's Patriot Place will be generated by an array of solar panels on top of the retail center’s buildings, the Patriot Ledger reports

8/2/10 – (Business Week)
Patriot Place gets major solar power installation>>
Tom Brady isn't the only one powering the New England Patriots. Team owner Robert Kraft, his Kraft Group and operators of their Patriot Place mall in Foxborough announced Monday they have completed installation of a 525-kilowatt solar system.