Beverly, Massachusetts offers a wide variety of convenient, easily accessible shopping options to please a variety of tastes and desires. Small downtown shops, boutiques, local food markets, grocery stores, a shopping plaza and a mall are all within a short drive of Dunham Ridge.
In keeping with Cummings Properties' sustained commitment to solar energy production across its portfolio, the Dunham Ridge development includes a 254 kW solar photovoltaic array atop its central parking garage.
The system generates almost 273,000 kWh per year, equivalent to around 38 typical Massachusetts households and offsetting some 125 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Additional arrays are installed on the roof of 48 Dunham Ridge and atop the garage at 51 Dunham Ridge. An array is also planned for the roof of the 51 Dunham Ridge building. Cummings Properties' has partnered with Lawrence-based Solectria Renewables as its inverter supplier for its existing solar energy systems.
Cummings Properties worked with MassSave and National Grid to enhance energy efficiency throughout the design and construction of the new Dunham Ridge development. Working with energy consulting firm DMI, the project team created an energy simulation model to evaluate energy saving options that exceed the already stringent building codes governing new construction. Following this evaluation and cost / benefit analysis, MassSave and National Grid agreed to subsidize a range of energy conservation measures including:
These measures help make a flexible building for clients while reducing the carbon footprint and environmental impact of the project. These features join other enhancements including 444 kW of photovoltaic solar panels and subsurface stormwater management system on the campus. To further promote sustainability, electric car charging stations will soon be installed around the Dunham Ridge campus.