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High-performance and high-productivity research buildings: Catalyzing discovery and sustainability at UMass

Kurt Shank, PE, LEED AP, CEM
Kurt Shank, PE, LEED AP, CEM
Kurt Shank
Associate Principal

Opening in 2024, a new state-of-the-art biomedical research building at UMass Chan Medical School will support the research and development of therapeutics for some of the world's most challenging diseases in a high-performance, aggressively sustainable environment. Session leaders illustrate strategic programming and innovative designs that strengthen collaboration and synergies across disciplines and meet ambitious net-zero energy ready and LEED Gold Certification commitments. They detail the use of high-performance systems including a double-skin façade and geothermal heat pumps that target Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of 130 kBtu/sf/year to become one of the most energy efficient labs in greater Boston.

Occurs Location
Monday, April 8 11:10AM - 12:05PM
Atlantic 1
CEU Type Units
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
1.00 Units
Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)
1.00 Units