Bulfinch Wins Two Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Option (ECO) Awards

(Left to Right: Francesca Austin - Bulfinch Tenant Relations Manager, Tina Snyder - Bulfinch Director of Marketing, Karen Dumaine - Alewife TMA, Liz Carr - Universal Technical Institute Senior Student Affairs Advisor)

NEEDHAM, MA - March 22, 2016 - The Bulfinch Companies, Inc., a private
 commercial real estate investment firm, announced today that it was awarded two 2016 Leadership Level ECO Awards at the sixth annual Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards hosted by MassDOT, in collaboration with MassRIDES, the Statewide Travel Options Program, and MassCommute, the Massachusetts Council of Transportation Management Associations.

In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, while enhancing quality of life for employees, Bulfinch has prioritized educating tenants about alternative transportation modes and offering such services throughout its Greater Boston portfolio. Because of these efforts, Bulfinch proudly received two Leadership Level ECO Awards recognizing the company’s dedication to encouraging sustainable transportation modes, specifically at all of its Needham properties as well as at Cambridge Discovery Park, a world-class 27-acre lab and office campus in the Alewife section of West Cambridge.

“Congratulations to The Bulfinch Companies on achieving a Leadership Award for Excellence in Commuting Options (ECO).” said Karen Dumaine of the Alewife TMA. “This award exemplifies Bulfinch’s commitment to creating and maintaining a sustainable commuting environment for its tenants at Cambridge Discovery Park and throughout its portfolio.”

In collaboration with the Route 128 Business Council and the Alewife TMA, and through Bulfinch’s exclusive tenant offerings, innovative commuter transportation tools and resources are offered to tenants at Bulfinch’s properties in Needham and Cambridge Discovery Park including a private shuttle bus to the local MBTA stations, a guaranteed ride home program, bike-sharing programs, discounts at local bike stores for parts and repairs, electric car charging stations, Zipcars, quarterly tenant communications about sustainable transportation modes, and educational commuter events.

“Delivering convenient and greener commuting options to our tenants increases tenant satisfaction while at the same time minimizes cars on the roads and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a win/win.” said Jim Cronin, SVP, Director of Operations and Asset Management at Bulfinch. “We are honored to have received two MA ECO Awards this year, and congratulate all of the 2016 award winners, including two of our own tenants, Infinity Pharmaceuticals and MIT Lincoln Labs.”

Held at Fenway Park on March 22nd, the MA ECO Awards program honors Massachusetts employers and their efforts to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging employees to take active, healthy, and sustainable travel options such as public transportation, walking, cycling or car-sharing programs to commute to and from work. On the 22nd, more than 220 Massachusetts business leaders arrived at the iconic ball field to celebrate the exemplary contributions the award winners have made within the last year to help reduce traffic congestion, promote healthy lifestyles, and benefit the environment.