LEED Rating System: LEED-CI
LEED Rating: GOLD
Date Completed: September, 2011
Engert Lab is a 3,373 square foot laboratory located on the 2nd floor of the Harvard’s Biological Laboratories (BioLabs) Building. As part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor Engert and his team are carrying out research that “advances [our] basic understanding of brain functions and offers a complete view into the neuronal activity underlying a series of relatively complex behaviors.” In addition to faculty office space, the 2009/2010 renovation included microscope rooms, laboratory space, a multipurpose breakroom, and seating for eleven graduate students. In support of Harvard’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 30% below 2006 levels by 2016, inclusive of growth, FAS and the project team were committed to sustainability from the onset and throughout the duration of the project. This allowed for the development of more efficient lighting and HVAC systems serving the space and the selection of low-VOC furnishings and finishes.