Biomedical & Pharmaceutical University Research Facility

Apr 22, 2023

ABOUT THE PROJECT

A leading biomedical and pharmaceutical research company consulted EBI’s Energy & Sustainability team to support an expansion project for one of its state university campus buildings in Massachusetts. The Client, who had expanded their long-term lease with university for adjacent land, was aiming to construct a sprawling 550,000 sq. ft. campus including laboratory, office, and retail spaces.

THE PROJECT IN NUMBERS

The new campus facility was designed in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council to achieve LEED Gold status.

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CHALLENGES

The expansion presented a unique set of challenges and opportunities. The Client wanted the new campus facility to foster an environment conducive to communication, knowledge exchange, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Additionally, the project aimed to redefine the area’s landscape by introducing green spaces, enhancing pedestrian connections to mass transit, and integrating street-level retail spaces.

SOLUTION

Our team played a pivotal role in supporting the LEED gold certification process for the new construction. This involved active participation in integrative planning, fundamental and enhanced commissioning, and close collaboration with LEED consultants. From design document reviews to construction inspections, our experts ensured the seamless integration and functionality of critical systems, including high-pressure steam boilers, ventilation systems, and emergency facilities.

OUTCOME

Following commissioning, our team conducted thorough site visits for warranty inspections, ensuring the longevity and performance of installed systems. Through close collaboration with LEED consultants, the facility successfully attained LEED Gold Certification, underscoring the client’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. The completed expansion not only serves as a beacon of scientific advancement but also as a testament to responsible development and community engagement.

SERVICES EBI PROVIDED

  • Design Document Reviews
  • Commissioning Plan Development
  • Submittal Reviews
  • Construction Inspections
  • Commissioning Coordination
  • Functional Testing
  • Operational Trend Reviews
  • Operations & Maintenance Manual Reviews
  • LEED Gold Certification

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