LEED Rating System: LEED-CI
LEED Rating: Platinum
Date Completed: November, 2012
The Center for Life Sciences Wyss Institute LEED-CI project is comprised of 23,115 square feet of space located on the second floor of the Center For Life Sciences Building (a LEED Gold Core and Shell Building) in Boston. Renovated by Harvard Medical School, the second floor space accommodates the Wyss Institute's expansion from the fifth floor of the Center for Life Sciences Building. The second floor lab and research space is used to further the Institute’s mission to “develop biologically inspired materials and device technologies capable of solving critical medical and environmental problems.”
The design and fit-out of the Wyss Institute—CLSB project supports a high-risk, science-driven approach to research based on innovation, collaboration, and technology translation by bringing together diverse academic, clinical, and industrial partners in Collaboratories.
The Wyss Institute—CLSB project sought a LEED Platinum certification and prioritized healthy and productive work spaces for occupants while reducing their carbon footprint and minimizing the Institute’s use of non-sustainable resources. To that end, the fit-out also focused on reducing energy and water consumption, using sustainable construction materials, and designing a space layout that maximized natural daylight and occupant interaction.