Faculty Advisor

Dibiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Matson, Stephen L.


A green building is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. Friendly House is a social services building located in the city of Worcester, MA. Friendly House needs an upgraded facility to better serve the community, and a "green" building can both serve the environment and allow them access to funding that would otherwise be inaccessible. This study provides Friendly House with appropriate, well-informed decisions about their new building that will allow them to build the most environmentally friendly facility they can given their specific needs and budget.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering