Stanford University’s Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine and the Stanford Neuroscience Institute is a flexible facility designed to foster collaboration and innovation while also providing the University with an energy efficient laboratory.
An important feature of the building is the central courtyard with a fully glazed facade. Atelier Ten provided early stage facade recommendations on external shading to reduce peak solar conditions and peak temperature conditions on the north facade where indident radiation is the greatest.
To reduce energy consumption, Atelier Ten recommended unoccupied background ventilation setback, fume hood occupancy controls, advanced envelope, and a 4-pipe distributed heating and cooling system. The recommended measures reduce the building’s energy consumption by 22% and result in an annual utility cost savings of 22%.