The University of Massachusetts Amherst is near the final stages of construction on the Life Science Laboratory building.
While laboratories typically consume large amounts of energy and water, the UMass Life Science Building's design is intended to minimize their use and to recycle as much of both energy and water as possible.
The project design team conducted energy modeling on the building design to determine the most efficient building solutions. A number of energy-efficient systems and building envelope considerations, including Isokorb® thermal break element were implemented, and the team is estimating a saving of $300,000 a year in energy costs with the energy efficiency measures put in place.
Architect: Wilson Architects
Structural Engineer: RDK Engineers and Lim Consultants
Construction Contractor: Whiting-Turner
Read more about this project on the Schock-blog.