Building Renovation

Building Renovation

The Building Renovation program supports facility managers in understanding environmental issues which may affect their specific renovations. This service is designed to allow these issues to be incorporated into the planning process to limit cost and schedule implications.

These tools and resources cover specific environmental issues including, but not limited to, Air Emission Sources, Geothermal Wells, Hazardous Materials Management (PCBs, Lead Paint, and Asbestos), Storm Water Management, and Tank Management (e.g. removal and installation).

If this is a Capital Project please see the Construction Support page.

Department Contact

Kelly McQueeney
Associate Director of Environmental Project Support Services

Department Update

ALL projects that could potentially generate dust, regardless of the presence or absence of asbestos, MUST file a MassDEP permit AQ-06 at least 10 days prior to the start of disturbance. If the project needs an emergency waiver for unexpected asbestos MassDEP will ask for the AQ-06 permit number.

Did You Know?

Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris are prohibited from Massachusetts landfills, but much of them can be recycled. Contractors should work with EH&S and OFS to develop a Waste Management Plan that uses Harvard University approved facilities.