LEED Rating System: LEED-CI


Date Completed: June, 2013

The Northwest Science building, owned by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), located at 52 Oxford Street contains approximately 502,000 gross square feet and consists of interdisciplinary  research clusters in fields such as neurosciences, systems, molecular, and cellular biology, and computational analysis. This project only encompasses a small portion of the overall building (approximately 50,000 square feet). The purpose of the project was to relocate 80,000 mammal specimens to a state-of-the-art laboratory facility with better instruments and climate control. The principal investigators (PIs) leverage the new facilities to enhance their research, and the specimens are better preserved in a more stable environment.  This is the ninth LEED certification for the Northwest Science building. Previous to this project, the Northwest Science building had achieved three platinum certifications under the LEED for Commercial Interiors v2009 rating system, which is the highest certification level achievable.  The certification of this project makes four LEED platinum certifications in all. In addition, the Northwest Science building has achieved five gold certifications under the LEED for Commercial Interiors v2009 rating system with more certifications to come. 

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