Green Practices

As we all realize that we must build sustainable energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings, Milestone will work with you to reach these goals.

As an example, Milestone constructed the relocation, renovation and addition to 88 Lowell Street for the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The project is built to LEED Gold standards. The building has a super insulated envelope to retain heat and state-of-the-art mechanical systems. The project also included the following energy and environmental features:

  • Geothermal heating and cooling system
  • Photovoltaic solar panels
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Green roof
  • Day lighting

Milestone also constructed the South Cove Recreation Facility at Eastman. The building has achieved LEED Gold Certification. It is a unique wood frame with Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIP’s). The building envelope was constructed of prefabricated wall panels, with wet pack cellulose insulation, and a ten inch structural insulated panel system. The heating and cooling is provided by a new geothermal system. In addition, the building was constructed on the shores of South Cove. Driveways are constructed of pervious concrete minimizing run-off towards the lake.

Milestone has also dramatically reduced construction waste being land-filled from these projects having recycled over 95% of waste on the projects.

The building has been awarded the Sustainable Building of the year in 2011 by the New Hampshire Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Holderness School Student/Faculty Residence Halls has achieved LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The project included two buildings containing twenty four student bedroom and three faculty housing units at each building. Sustainable building elements include solar hot water, prefabricated framing to reduce construction waste and pervious pavement at all parking and driveways.