Companies ensure energy efficiency and security at mixed-use development in Fenway

JM Electrical Company, Inc., the leader in advanced building automation system (BAS) installations, and Navitas Systems Integration (NSI), a Boston-area BAS provider, today announced that they have completed project operations at Van Ness Apartments, a multi-use development in Fenway.

In the commercial tower, the companies completed the core and shell as well as the tenant fitouts for the building. A full security system was also installed throughout both buildings. Additionally, JM and NSI installed a full building automation system as well as the heating, ventilation and air conditioning control system and lab controls.

“We are happy to have contributed to another building that is setting high sustainability standards in the city,” said Niall Black, Project Manager at JM Electrical. “Having state-of-the-art, energy efficient HVAC system controls as well as an advanced security system are important for keeping residents and shoppers in a safe and comfortable environment.”

Developed by Samuels & Associates and Weiner Ventures, Van Ness is LEED Gold Certified. The development is comprised of two buildings: a 13-story building that contains 172 residential units and an 11-story building that contains 237,000 square feet of office space. The ground floor contains 200,000 square feet of retail space. Underneath the development is a 500-car parking garage. Tenants of the development include Optum, Chloe, Sephora, Whoop, BloDry Boutique and Decibel, the first life science lab tenant in the Fenway area.

Amenities at Van Ness include a fitness center, television lounge, gaming lounge, rooftop lounge with grilling areas, green terrace, and a conference room. Residents are just a walk away from a number of independent retailers, City Target, and numerous areas of green space including Back Bay Fens and Victory Garden. Its prime location also makes it easy to use public transportation, situated close to the Green Line as well as the commuter rail.

JM Electrical’s foreman on the job oversaw a team of four electricians over the course of the project to ensure it was completed on time and on budget.

JM Electrical has more than 30 years of experience and expertise in the installation of advanced control and automation systems, and has completed multiple large-scale installations at developments in the Greater Boston area recently. Among these are Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex, Boston University’s Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering, and Harvard Memorial Church.

Navitas System Integration has nearly a decade of experience in providing building automation systems for commercial, institutional, and industrial clients throughout Massachusetts. The company has installed and maintained centralized, web-based networks of software and hardware in a number of developments in Greater Boston recently, including National Grid headquarters, New Balance world headquarters, and Pier 4 District as well as TripAdvisor’s new HQ in Needham.