Green Project, Award of Merit: J. Craig Venter Institute Genome Lab Project, La Jolla
As a leader in genomic research and the study of climate change, the institute set out to build the most ambitious sustainably designed biological research laboratory in the world. As a showcase of how science and environmentally sustainable building practices can align, the three-story structure is on track to meet net-zero performance and earn LEED Platinum. Advanced building technologies have cut power demand by almost 75% compared with equivalent wet-lab facilities. Potable water demand has been reduced almost 70%. Rooftop solar photovoltaic panels produce electricity.
contractor McCarthy Building Cos.
Owner J. Craig Venter Institute; University of California, San Diego
Owner Representative Sustainable SoCal Inc.
Architect ZGF Architects LLP
Civil-Structural Engineer KPFF Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer Integral Group; Integrated Design Assocs.