- Faculty, Students and Staff
The SIS Project Building
Thanks to the Department of Facilities Services at Tufts University, the SIS Project can provide its team with a dedicated project space, to enable collaboration and co-location, reduce room scheduling obstacles and help us bridge the distance between the Medford, Boston, and Grafton campuses.
Members of the Tufts community are welcome to tour the SIS Project Building. Please contact the SIS Project to schedule an appointment.
For more information about the building, contact Bob Burns, Director of Facilities Services.
The SIS Project Building is an Environmentally-Friendly, Green Modular
Located at 62 Rear Talbot Ave on the Medford campus, the SIS Project Building is a collection of modular units combined to form one building.
Each unit can be relocated and reused without demolition or the disposal of materials and embodied energy.
Eighty-percent of the SIS Project Building comes reused from a prior site. In the future, the entire building will be relocated to another site or reused on multiple sites with minimal transfer waste.
What Makes the SIS Project Building Green?
Some of the building’s green features include:
- non-toxic construction materials and surface finishes or paints that contain low levels of or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- building components that were constructed in a weather-protected facility to safeguard materials and systems from rain and mildew, which can degenerate indoor air quality over time
- solar tube skylights, high quality windows, high-performance GreenGuard® insulation, and high-grade sealants to reduce heat loss, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
- high-quality, white rubber roof and solar-shaded, low-emissivity glazing to reflect solar heat gain to keep the building comfortable in hot weather, reduce air conditioning loads, and minimize heat-island warming that may affect adjacent buildings and outdoor spaces
- building materials and surfaces that have a high-recycled content, such as
- gypsum wallboards, cabinet systems, acoustical ceiling tiles, and linoleum floor tiles
- carpet tiles from recycled plastics that can be completely reused
- wood for structural or finishing components that are either engineered composite wood from rapidly renewable sources or products grown in sustainable forests that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
- Microstrand Wheatboard, a nontoxic wall-surface made from agricultural waste left over from harvesting edible grains
This innovative building has won design and sustainability awards from the Boston Society of Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Modular Building Institute.