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LEED Case Study: Larsen Classroom Renovation 2009 – GSE

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Larsen Classroom Renovation 2009 - GSE

LEED Rating System:LEED for Commercial Interiors
LEED Rating Version:2.0
Certification Level:Platinum
Month Completed:10
Year Completed:2009
Client (School/Department):GSE

Project Highlights

  • 27% reduction in lighting power when compared to a code compliant baseline
  • Daylight dimming integrated into light fixtures near windows which reduce lighting power consumption when there is sufficient natural daylight
  • Heating and cooling systems are integrated with space occupancy sensors

Project Summary

Originally constructed in 1965, Larsen Hall is an eight-story classroom and office building located at 14 Appian Way on the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) campus. This 7,006 square foot renovation included the creation of an 80-seat tiered classroom and adjacent seating areas on the first floor, and a 50-seat tiered classroom and flexible learning space on the second floor. The project required reworking the first and second floor completely; which included upgrading aspects of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm, fire protection, tel/data and audio visual systems.