About the Project
Located adjacent to the Geisel School of Medicine, the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center is a national model of sustainable design, consuming less than one-half of the energy of the best-performing laboratories in the United States. This 174,500 square foot facility supports undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching and research, with a program including classrooms, teaching laboratories, faculty research laboratories, and offices for the department of Biology.
This LEED Platinum recognized building includes a super-insulated building envelope with triple-glazed windows, radiant heating and cooling systems including ceiling-mounted chilled beams, comprehensive heat recovery systems with 90% efficiency rate, a roof rainwater reclamation/ recovery system for building gray water, and ground storm water reclamation/ infiltration systems. It also has intelligent laboratory air monitoring systems for reduced lab ventilation energy, and third-floor sorghum and a grasses green roof.