This award, established in January 2020, recognizes a project or endeavor which demonstrates leadership in climate change.
The EBC Award for Climate Change Project of the Year is awarded to Clippership Wharf, in recognition of an innovative residential complex pioneering the integration of climate resiliency features to protect the site and enhance the waterfront. The design includes a combination of resilient solutions, including terraced landscape buffers, seawalls, and native plantings, to exceed Boston’s Coastal Flood Resilience Design standards. A living shoreline, the first in Boston’s urban harbor, creates a beneficial new habitat and works with the site to protect not only tenants but other inland properties in East Boston. The project includes a $25M brownfields cleanup, four acres of waterfront open space, green infrastructure that works in concert with engineered systems and raingardens to increase the site’s climate resiliency, and a 1,700 linear foot extension of the Harborwalk.
The award will be presented to the project team by Kathleen Theoharides, Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.