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LEED Case Study: Eddy Rivas Laboratory – FAS

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Eddy Rivas Laboratory - FAS

LEED Rating System:LEED for Commercial Interiors
LEED Rating Version:3.0
Certification Level:Gold
Month Completed:12
Year Completed:2016
Client (School/Department):FAS

Project Highlights

  • 43% reduction in water use below code maximum
  • 100% of the eligible equipment and appliances by    rated power are ENERGY STAR certified
  • 100% of individual and shared multi-occupant spaces have lighting controls
  • 28% reduction in lighting power density
  • 100% of the HVAC&R equipment does not utilize CFC-based refrigerants
  • 100% of the project’s adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, flooring systems, composite wood and furniture are  low-emitting

Project Summary

The FAS Eddy Rivas Laboratory Renovation project scope includes renovations within the 1st floor of the Bio Labs Building. The scope covers select demolition and construction of new partitions, ceilings, and general finish upgrades as part of the total renovation of existing office, conference and laboratory spaces.  Work also includes new lighting throughout and mechanical system upgrades and additions to support the new laboratory spaces. The renovation will encompass approximately 4,115 square feet. The project’s goals were to create high performance lab spaces that optimize energy and the indoor environment, reduce resource consumption, and increase occupant engagement. The project team was committed to sustainability from the onset and followed the Harvard Green Building Standards to make more informed decisions. These standards led to the inclusion of a number of progressive design strategies to meet aggressive energy targets and reduce water use without significant additional cost. The project achieved LEED-CI v3 Gold certification in December 2016.