LEED Rating System: LEED-CI


Date Completed: October, 2009

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.

HGSE is committed to sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The project achieved LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) version 2.0 Platinum certification, the highest certification level possible.

Project Highlights:

  • 27% reduction in lighting power (installed watts per square foot) by using efficient lamps and fixtures
  • 22% of the total value of materials has recycled content

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