Planning and design strategies for high performance STEM buildings: Two case studies and lessons learned

Attend this session to benchmark your plans and chart a new course toward high performance, sustainable teaching and research facilities.  Here you’ll see the equipment and operations decisions that led to the development of two recently completed high performance STEM facilities: Northeastern University’s Integrated Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) and the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) at Tufts University. Session leaders detail best practices for integrating building performance strategies into capital projects, examine emerging technologies equipment, review ways to use parametric tools to optimize façade and building form designs, and examine HVAC strategies that reduce energy consumption.