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Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation – Berkeley, CA

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Project: Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
Location: University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering
Architect: Leddy Matum Stacy Architects
Structural Engineer: Forell/Elsesser
Landscape Architect: Cliff Lowe Associates
MEP: Integral Group Engineers
Contractor and Construction Management: Hathaway Dinwiddie
Size: 24,000 sf
Completed: September 2015
Cost: $23.4 million

AE Interest: Designed to exceed AIA 2030 Commitment to consume 90% less energy than national median for university buildings [b], 58% of required energy comes from roof top photovoltaic array, east-west orientation and simple massing help give 100% of instructional spaces & 85% of regularly occupied spaces above basement day-lighting and natural ventilation [a], roof diverts rainwater to bioswales/rain gardens which filter and divert rainwater (50% less water used on drought-tolerant landscape) [a, c], Energy Star-rated cool roofing [a], utilizes surplus heated and cooled water from adjacent building for conditioning [a], LEED Platinum Certified [c].

Sources: [a, b, c]

Written by Sammy Jarrar

December 6, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Posted in Built

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