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Boston University ‘Jenga Building’ News

April 1, 2022

Green Tower Scheduled to Open January 2023


“Some see a stack of books, about to tumble into the Charles. Others see a Jenga game nearing its completion.

But for Boston University, the zigzagging tower going up on its campus along Commonwealth Avenue will be officially known as the Center for Computing & Data Sciences. And when it opens in January 2023, the Suffolk Construction-built edifice will be one of the greenest towers in the city. At about 350,000 square feet, a BU spokesman said, the $305 million computing center will be the largest carbon-neutral building in Boston.

It’s hard to argue that the building does not “make a statement,” particularly when it comes to environmental sustainability. BU will not use natural gas to heat the building; geothermal wells will provide the bulk of the heating and cooling. It will be the first fossil-fuel free building on BU’s campus.”

Above is an excerpt of the article posted on the Boston Globe website articles on March 27th, 2022 by Jon Chesto.

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Compass is providing project management services for Boston University’s New Center for Computing & Data Sciences which is one of a few major new buildings on Boston University’s Charles River Campus coming this year.

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