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HI-Boston features a state-of-the-art Groundwater Recharge System. Rain is collected from the roof and channeled into tanks in the basement. The water moves from the tanks to wells which were drilled underneath the building. The rainwater is then slowly pumped back into the ground below the water table. This process minimizes the disruption on wood piers on which many buildings in Boston rest as a foundation.
HI-Boston’s roof was constructed with white roofing materials. The color reflects light reducing the urban heat island effect and the amount of cooling needed throughout the building. To learn more about the heat island effect click the button below.