A committee of private and public sector leaders says that LEED should be the primary way to show how agency buildings use energy and water and that LEED standards are the most conducive to meeting the Energy Independence and Security Act.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's $32 million building is home to state-of-the-art research...
In recognition of the team’s innovative use of energy modeling, close collaboration with the...
A 37,000-square-foot expansion was added to the Bioscience Park Center at Fitzsimons. This expansion, known as the Accelerator, opened with 27,000 square feet pre-leased to four companies graduating out of the BioBusiness Incubator. The new Accelerator has custom designed laboratories and offices.
University of Pennsylvania, Level 2 Lab, Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman Center for Advanced MedicineMay 15, 2013 8:02 am | Comments
Non-indigenous arthropod biological safety containment level 2 laboratory. The laboratory is located on the 9th floor of the Translational Research Center part of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The laboratory is biologically secure and constructed specifically to study arthropods.
Energy conservation measures include building envelope upgrades, improvements to the existing masonry walls to reduce heat loss, innovative lighting design, active chilled beams, and water fixture upgrades. In addition 98% of generated waste from demolition and construction was diverted from landfills to recycling agencies.
The 208,000 sf facility in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard Corporate Center is the work of Robert A.M. Stern Architects and workplace strategist and interior architect Francis Cauffman. In the office-less layout, employees are located in “neighborhoods” and can work in a variety of settings throughout the day.
The Case Study concludes that place-based anchor institutions – like hospitals and universities - can commit to a comprehensive business approach that goes beyond the narrow framework of corporate philanthropy to create a sustainable economic advantage for their regions.
UC Irvine's Smart Labs Initiative, which safely reduces energy consumption in both new and retrofitted research laboratories by as much as 60%, has been recognized with a 2013 Green California Leadership Award for outstanding environmental achievement.
Suffolk University, Boston, Mass. is moving forward with a new campus building that will feature general-use and science classrooms, a cafeteria/function space, and indoor and outdoor lounging areas. The building is in accord with the University’s Master Plan and that its impacts–which include relocating all academic classrooms from the residential part of Beacon Hill–will benefit the neighborhood.
Groundbreaking took place recently for a new science laboratory at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. The 151,000-square-feet, four-story building will feature nine classrooms, 15 teaching laboratories, 14 faculty and student research laboratories, study spaces, 160 offices, and a greenhouse.
With its nearly 650 employees moved in and settling into Phase 1 of its headquarters expansion, Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. started construction on Phase II of the 283,000-square-foot complex in Richmond, Va. When completed in April 2014, Phase 2 will contain 95,000 additional square feet of office and wet laboratory space.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winner of its third-annual Energy Star National Building Competition. More than 3,000 schools, businesses, and government buildings across the country competed to see which could reduce its energy use the most in one year—and a New Jersey elementary school emerged victorious.
The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect and enhance the environment. The projects will be honored at the AIA 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition in Denver.
Amherst College in Western Massachusetts has installed a series of research-grade, Web-based weather stations to monitor the performance of two green roof demonstration plots for its new science center. The college plans to cover the rooftop of the new building with vegetation to help offset interior cooling costs, and help the four-story, 250,000-square-foot facility blend in with its natural surroundings.
Completion of the Sherman Center nearly doubles the research capacity of the Worcester campus with half-million square feet of interdisciplinary research and education space designed to maximize collaboration among scientists, educators, and students across multiple fields. It is the new home of the Advanced Therapeutics Cluster and contains wet research space for more than 90 investigators.
The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder is designed as research “neighborhoods.” Offices for the scientific faculty are located across the Main Street from their laboratories to create interactions among the researchers as they transit from laboratory to office and back.
The University at Buffalo (UB) has unveiled HOK's design for its new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The seven-story, 500,000 ft2 medical school will be one of the largest buildings constructed in Buffalo in decades.