All about ‘green’ at the new Energy Biosciences Building - University of California, Berkley.
The sustainable design of the Energy Biosciences Building in Berkley is just one of the features that will mark this most modern of research buildings.
Lead Architect Johnny Wong of SmithGroup JJR in San Francisco says it is state-of-the-art in both functionality and efficiency.
For the facade as well as for interior the architects of SmithGroup JJR have chosen fibreC glassfibre reinforced concrete panels from Rieder - a sustainable and absolutely fire-safe material.
To fulfill the architects’ design intent, three mock ups were done before installation. 50,500 sq ft of regular and perforated fibreC panels in Sahara, Sandstone and Ivory (each 3 surfaces) are now enveloping the building. All panels are concealed fixed by undercut holes and anchors. To merge exterior and interior spaces into one, 5,000 sq ft of ivory fibreC panels have also been installed in the Interior.
The Energy Biosciences Building Berkeley is interactively approaching all facets of bioenergy development. Besides the research also the construction of the newly completed Building supports the sustainable goals of the University of California. Design, construction materials and engineering solutions of the building address a broad range of sustainable strategies.
The building and site design of the $133 million project is anticipating LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the project’s outstanding sustainable and energy-efficient design.
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