Thanking the Fabulous Maintenance Men here at SouthField!

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Only two days remain in what has been one of the most stressful, difficult, and challenging months we’ve ever seen when it comes to dealing with Mother Nature. The total winter snow accumulation has passed the 100” threshold, something that has only been seen once before in recorded history! From the rural towns outside of 495 to the “parking war-zone” on the streets of South Boston, we’ve all been affected by the snow’s overwhelming reach. At Corcoran communities all throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and New Hampshire, dedicated maintenance staff members have been busy around the clock dealing with insane amounts of snow, ice dams, dangerous black ice, and walkway clearing. Whether it’s a small community of 60 apartments, or a larger community with over 500 residences, it takes around-the-clock hard work and dedication to clear out the amounts of snow that we have seen in the last month.

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South Weymouth was one of the hardest hit communities in all of Eastern Massachusetts. Seemingly each week throughout February we received around 18 inches. This can be a challenge to anyone who has to shovel their driveway or clear their walkway. It’s an added challenge for our maintenance staff. That’s why we are lucky to have Rick and Eric here on staff, all of their hard work made sure that all roadways, walkways, and resident parking spots were cleared out!

Getting Gold on The Green! The Commons on The Green has been named LEED Gold Certified by The USGBC

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We are excited to announce that another community within the Corcoran family has been recognized as a leader in environmental-efficiency by the United States Green Building Council! The Commons on The Green, the sister property to 2013 LEED Silver recognized community The Commons at SouthField Highlands, has been honored with being a LEED Gold building! Throughout the planning and construction process Corcoran worked with the architects, engineers, landscape designers, and general contractors in assuring The Commons on The Green would be built to the highest environmental standards. Parkside Commons, consisting of 238-apartments in Chelsea, was recognized as LEED certified back in 2009. So what makes The Commons on The Green stand out amongst the rest?

  • Sustainable site design and planning to support the surrounding habitat
  • Close proximity to public transportation, cutting down on automobile emissions
  • Drought tolerant plantings and drip irrigation were incorporated in the outdoor landscaping to save water usage
  • Within the homes, dual flush toilets, low flow devices, and water filtration were major facets in successful water usage
  • Recycling programs and green cleaning practices
  • Eco-friendly and energy efficient construction materials
  • All appliances and lights are Energy Star related
  • Adhesives, cleaning materials, low V.O.C. paints, and carpeting were all selected with care and conservation in mind
  • 100% smoke free throughout interiors and everywhere on the grounds

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It’s an honor to be recognized once again as a leader in promoting, developing, and achieving LEED certifications at new communities that Corcoran Management develops. Aside from the environmental benefits, The Commons on The Green also features luxurious features and amenities with ultimate convenience being located next to the South Weymouth MBTA Commuter Rail.