Faculty Advisor

Kasouf, Chickery J.

Project Center

Worcester, MA


The Worcester Printer's Building was built in 1923 as a printing and binding facility. It was originally known for its industrial efficiency which it has lost over the past century. To revitalize the Printer's Building, the project goal was to determine the feasibility of implementing long-term green renovations. The first objective was to analyze and build upon the previously conducted IQP that focused on short-term modifications. Following the analysis, we determined which green technologies were applicable to the building. After identifying these technologies, the final objective was to provide a three and five year feasibility/action plan. With these objectives completed we were able to make recommendations for the Printer's Building in its pursuit of becoming a sustainable facility.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



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