Update on How LEED® Affects Laboratory Design
in the University Setting - Wright State Biological Sciences III
Greg Burrows, BHDP Architecture
Couper Gardiner, AIA, and Greg Burrows, AIA, presented
"How LEED Affects Laboratory Design in the University Setting"
at the Labs21 2006 Annual Conference. They discussed Wright State's
Biological Sciences III project to illustrate LEED and Labs21 principles
and approaches, and how they complement each other. Attendees of
the conference said they thought it would be helpful to have an
updated presentation on the Wright State Biological Sciences III
project. Completing the story may reinforce the fact that this effort
toward sustainability is ongoing. Relationships formed through Labs21
conferences and other tools offered by Labs21 may benefit from this
continuity. Burrows wishes to fulfill the request of those who attended
the Labs21 2006 Annual Conference and will include construction
and occupancy issues that have occurred as the project completion
date of fall 2007 nears.
The poster will detail hard and soft costs, as well as the energy
and commissioning cost savings generated from sustainably designed
and constructed projects. It will also show the benefits of using
3-D CAD and an early integrated design process to optimize the building's
structure and layout to maximize the energy and material usage for
the facility. This project dispels the myth of LEED projects being
excessively more expensive than similar non-LEED projects as the
project bids came in six percent under project estimates.
Some project facts: Wright State's Biological Sciences III, $14.4
million project is located in Dayton, Ohio, and the project size
is 45,373 square feet. This building is the first in a series of
science laboratory renovations on Wright State's campus. This project
effectively illustrates Labs21 and LEED principles while adhering
to a high aesthetic quality.
has been specializing in research laboratories, corporate offices,
and institutional facilities since joining BHDP in 1989. From 1996
to 2001, Greg was co-managing principal at BHDP's Baxter/PEAS office.
Baxter/PEAS is a strategic business alliance with the Procter &
Gamble Co. providing architecture and engineering services for the
company's world headquarters and its five research and development
sites. In 1982 he received the ASID Educational Foundation Dora
Brahms Award and was awarded an undergraduate fellowship for his
thesis which won the Thesis Critics Award in 1983. He has traveled
extensively, studying European, Caribbean, and North American architecture.
Conference talks include "Success Strategies for Lab Building
Modernization and Revitalization Projects" for Tradeline, and
"Clean Environments: When to Select a Conventional vs. Pre-Manufactured
Envelope" for Lab Design.
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