An exemplar of sustainable lab design for the University of Arizona, this project is expected to use 22% less energy than a typical laboratory project, and includes careful façade shading design to allow daylighting but prevent heat gain in the Arizona heat.
Atelier Ten worked closely with the design team to identify, evaluate, and analyze environmental design strategies to support the University’s goals to reduce energy use (and cost), conserve potable water, and enhance the human experience.
The building includes a high-performance envelope with external shading devices; reduced lighting power densities; high-efficiency HVAC equipment, including chilled beams, heat-recovery, and demand-controlled ventilation; reduced air-change rates through occupancy setbacks; and smart system controls, including daylight and occupancy controls. These strategies are estimated to optimize the building’s performance with an estimated Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of 244 kBtu/sf/year
compared to the Baseline Building EUI of 306 kBtu/sf/year.