Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Breaks Ground on Integrative Genomics Building

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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Breaks Ground on Integrative Genomics Building

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory broke ground in late January of 2017 on the $91.5 million Integrative Genomics Building in Berkeley, Calif. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the four-story, 77,000-gsf facility will house approximately 300 researchers and staff from the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and the Systems Biology Knowledgebase. Research Facilities Design (RFD) is the laboratory design consultant for the project, which will accommodate collaborative research on microbial and plant interactions and the development of renewable chemicals and biofuels. The construction manager for the facility is Rudolph & Sletten. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the building, which will feature a robust solar photovoltaic array and will utilize electric heat pumps and recovery instead of natural gas. Additionally, the Integrative Genomics Building will be illuminated entirely by LED lighting.

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