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LEED Case Study: Cohen Laboratory – FAS

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Cohen Laboratory - FAS

LEED Rating System:LEED for Commercial Interiors
LEED Rating Version:3.0
Certification Level:Gold
Month Completed:07
Year Completed:2014
Client (School/Department):FAS

Project Highlights

  • 32% reduction in estimated indoor water use compared to an EPAct 1992 baseline
  • 100% of the eligible equipment and appliances by rated power are ENERGY STAR certified
  • 22% of newly installed materials have been manufactured within 500 miles of the project site
  • 18% reduction in lighting power density compared to ASHRAE 90.1-2007
  • 50% of individual workstations have thermal comfort controls
  • 100% of the project’s adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, and flooring systems are low-emitting

Project Summary

The Cohen Lab project consisted of the renovation of the existing Cohen Laboratories and support spaces located on the first floor of the Edward Mallinckrodt Chemical Laboratory. The scope of work includes the total renovation of the first floor laboratories, including a new instrumentation facility, tissue culture room, biology lab, chemistry lab, optics labs and the renovation of the existing student write up spaces. Miscellaneous areas on the ground and basement levels are also included as part of this renovations in support of the main renovation on the first floor. The project’s goals were to create high performance lab spaces that optimize the indoor environment, reduce resource consumption, and reduce the overall impact on the environment.