UTEC’s main program center in downtown Lowell, MA is now the oldest LEED Platinum Certified building in the world. It was built as a church in 1839, purchased by UTEC in 2006, and extensively renovated and expanded in 2012. Our value of sparking sustainability carries throughout the building and our mission. In the original 1839 structure, the former steeple now serves as a thermal chimney to help natural ventilation cool the building without mechanical air conditioning. Throughout the 7,500 square foot addition, details from the original church building have been integrated into the new design. You can see more of our green features online, too.