Next-level research facility sustainability: Critical early project integrations and innovations

Melissa Thackery
Program Manager
Emory University

Chirag Mistry, AIA, LEED AP
Principal & Regional Leader, Science + Tech
HOK

Patrick Murphy, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Dir of Sustainable Design
Vanderweil Engineers

Emory University faces the same challenges as many institutions: How to manage energy and water use across a diverse building portfolio including resource-demanding research facilities. For the 340,000-sf Health Science Research Building II, project stakeholders are expanding traditional owner/architect/engineer boundaries to achieve ambitious sustainability goals. Session leaders examine the water-energy nexus and strategies to reduce consumption while delivering cutting edge science capabilities. They demonstrate an advanced integrated design model that minimizes energy consumption from the outside; optimizes site, energy, water, human health and wellness performance; and analyze costs, EUI impact, WUI impact, system sizing/elimination, operational impact, and other qualitative benefits or deterrents. 

Continuing Education
AIA CES Units: 
1.00
HSW Units: 
1.00