The University of California, Santa Barbara began construction on the $56 million Henley Hall in October of 2018. Housing the Institute for Energy Efficiency, the three-story, 49,000-gsf facility will provide 17 labs, faculty and administrative offices, a 125-seat lecture hall, conference rooms, and an atrium. Designed by KieranTimberlake to be as close to zero-net energy as possible, the project will incorporate advanced building systems and numerous sustainable technologies. Research Facilities Design (RFD) is the laboratory design consultant for the facility, which is expected to attain a minimum of LEED Gold certification. Completion is expected in fall of 2020.