Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pedestrians in the Sky, with Bridges

It's a's a wait, it's a third pedestrian bridge soaring across the skyline at Cummings Center! This dramatic, modern contrast to the rugged concrete buildings spans Center Drive and extends from the third floor of building 900 directly into building 100. Clad with a glass and aluminum skin, these three gleaming structures provide excellent direct access for clients on the upper floors and protect pedestrians from the elements. General manager Steve Drohosky says, "These are just another part of our constant improvement program at this city within a city."

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Saucey Addition to Cummings Center

Pulled Pork, Pondside - Grab a bib for some sauce-drippin' ribs! BBQ fans in Beverly are rejoicing at the opening of the new The American BBQ, at the Cummings Center Pondside Suites! The Phantom Gourmet raved that "The American BBQ is true to its identity, with domestic old world style and a heck of a lot of heart... the wood smoked barbecue is awesome, and the prices cannot be matched." Click here to view The American BBQ’s menu. You may also call them at 978-921-1212.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Here Comes the Sun!

Cummings Properties completed the first phase of a major 200 kW photovoltaic solar panel installation at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. Following approval by local authorities, Cummings employees assembled and installed the 518 - 3' x 5' solar panels in a 36-hour period.
The solar panel array will produce more than 107,000 kilowatts of very green power per year. To view a real time graph of the power generated by the panels, click here.
Partially funded by a grant by the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, the panel array will generate upwards of 10 percent of the common area lighting and HVAC systems at 300 TradeCenter. It is among the largest solar installations to date in Massachusetts.
The system consists of 518 Canadian Solar panels, a 95 kW Solectria Inverter, and Unirac support racks supplied by Munro Distributing of Fall River, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Energy Star Honor

900 Cummings Center has just received the prestigious Energy Star rating. This nationally recognized distinction identifies recipients as being amongst the most energy efficient buildings in the nation. Other Company buildings which have received the Energy Star rating are 92 Montvale Avenue in Stoneham and 196 Boston Avenue in Medford.

All Signs Point to Wilmington

Commuters coming off I-93 at Exit 39 in Wilmington will soon be treated to the sight of the renovated 340 Fordham Road building. A 4-foot by 8-foot sign displaying the rendering of the building was created by Cummings Design Department members Ben Eaton and Suzanne Lee. As part of the renovation, 340 Fordham will receive a new energy-efficient synthetic stucco exterior, new entries, doors and windows. The 30,000 SF, one-story office/R&D building is available now for lease.

Good Service is a Year-round Commitment!

This weekend brought yet another winter storm to the Boston area. A reported 13 total inches fell between Sunday and Monday, but the Cummings' Snow Team was hard at work making sure that the abundant free-parking lots of Cummings Properties were clear for the arrival of clients first thing Monday morning.

Annual Employee Party

More than 300 Cummings employees and their guests enjoyed an evening of dining, dancing and camaraderie at the 2009 Annual Employee Party. Thirteen ten-year anniversary employees, two twenty-year anniversary employees and three thirty-year anniversary employees were all honored at the gala event. With nearly 40 years in the greater Boston commercial real estate market, Cummings employees have a cumulative 2,000-plus years of experience!