MA Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance


Boston, MA

Project Scale

100,000 gsf

Retro-Commissioning for the 100,000 square foot Massachusetts Archives Building.

Colliers Project Leaders provided energy auditing and retro-commissioning services for the Massachusetts Archives Building. The Massachusetts Archives is a 100,000 square foot building located on a 4.5-acre site on Columbia Point in the Dorchester section of Boston. The building houses the Archives, the Commonwealth Museum, a branch of the Judicial Archives, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and the State Record Center.

We provided a means to systematically optimize the building’s core and critical systems so that they operate more efficiently and effectively. The primary focus was on reliability of the comfort systems and maintaining a suitable work environment for the occupants. Additionally, our team verified that the facility staff had adequate system documentation and training to maintain operations and ensure that the energy savings persist.

In performing its task of identifying considerable no-/low-cost opportunities in addition to capital improvement initiatives to save energy, we approached the retro-commissioning project at the Massachusetts Archives Building via a four-phase process which included: 1) Planning Phase, 2) Investigation Phase, 3) Implementation Phase, and 4) Measurement & Verification Phases.