By USGBCMA Communications, More Green Buildings!
5:30pm to 6:30pm – Social Hour
6:30pm to 7:30pm – Building and Lab Tour
7:30pm to 8:00pm – Networking
The 50,000-sf building brings together currently disparate programs from across campus, including chemistry, biology and medical and dental education. It holds an energy-dense program, including 18 fume hoods, high plug loads and specific ventilation and lighting requirements.
Initially designed to meet the statutory requirement of Massachusetts LEED Silver Plus, BCC doubled-down on their commitment to achieving carbon neutrality for their entire campus operations by the year 2050. This new campus goal encouraged Sasaki Architects and BR+A Consulting Engineers to develop a zero-net-energy (ZNE) design in parallel with the high-performance design.
A synergistic combination of old and new technologies was chosen. The ZNE design relies on a hybrid ground-source/air-source heat pump system, 13 filtered fume hoods, enthalpy wheel heat recovery, central air quality monitoring, fan-coil units with EC motors, 50% lighting power density reduction, a high-performance envelope with thermally broken assemblies and natural ventilation systems.
Come hear the challenges, lessons learned and outcome of this first ZNE lab design in the Northeast as the architects and engineers lead the tour!
We look forward to seeing everyone!