LEED Rating System: LEED-CI


Date Completed: August, 2009

The Northwest Laboratories Complex is owned by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). It was a core and shell construction project completed in 2008. While the main structure is eight stories, four above grade and four below grade, the East Wing of the facility is two stories tall and encompasses 15,600 square feet. The first floor of the Northwest Labs’ East Wing houses the FAS Physics department and Molecular & Cellular Biology department. The second floor contains the Physics Neuroimaging department.

A 2009 renovation of the office spaces provided an opportunity to improve both electrical and HVAC systems, in addition to updating finishes and furnishings. 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 dedication ultimately allowed the East Wing Offices to achieve a LEED Gold Certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) version 2.0 rating system.

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