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  • Phipps Conservatory's Center for Sustainable Landscapes Attains BREEAM Outstanding


    The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory has attained BREEAM Outstanding certification.

  • Beloit College Dedicates the Powerhouse


    Beloit College dedicated the Powerhouse in February of 2020 in Beloit, Wis.

  • Georgia Institute of Technology Dedicates Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design


    Georgia Institute of Technology dedicated the $30 million Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design in October of 2019 in Atlanta.

  • Yale University Opens Science Building


    Yale University opened the $283 million Yale Science Building in October of 2019 in New Haven, Conn.

  • Katerra Constructs Catalyst Building


    Katerra is constructing the $40 million Catalyst Building in Spokane, Wash. The five-story, 150,000-sf facility will accommodate leased space for Eastern Washington University's programs in computer science, electrical engineering, and visual communication design.

  • Amgen Breaks Ground on Biomanufacturing Facility


    Amgen broke ground in late July of 2019 on a $200 million biomanufacturing center in West Greenwich, R.I.

  • Applying Passive House Design Principles to Labs and Hospitals


    The Passive House building standard is considered the most rigorous, voluntary energy-based design and construction standard in the industry. Consuming 40 to 90 percent less energy than conventional buildings for heating and cooling, Passive House traditionally has been used in single-family homes, commercial buildings, schools, and office buildings, but the standard is making new strides toward application in energy-intensive laboratory buildings as well. While achieving true Passive House-level performance in a large-scale lab facility is still a far distant (if possible) goal, many of the standard’s fundamental design approaches can be used to significantly reduce energy consumption while improving occupant comfort and air quality.

  • Rodent Facilities of the Future: Larger or Smaller?


    Exponential growth in the use and development of genetically engineered rodent models during the last several decades has resulted in researchers at many institutions requiring ever-increasing amounts of vivarium space. However, new technologies will drive different design considerations and space planning in future rodent facilities, says Neil S. Lipman, professor and executive director of the Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine.

  • WuXi Biologics Constructs Dundalk Single-Use Production Facility


    WuXi Biologics began construction in May of 2019 on a $365 million pharmaceutical production facility in Dundalk, Ireland.

  • Department of Energy Announces Funding Opportunity for Sustainable Construction Technology


    The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office announced up to $33.5 million in funding in May of 2019 for early-stage research and development of advanced building construction techniques to reduce energy costs.