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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advanced Light Source User Support Building
The 33,000 square foot Advanced Light Source User Support Building at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory houses experiment staging, mechanical assembly labs, chemical labs and storage, biology labs, conference rooms, and offices. It serves as support space for users of the existing Advanced Light Source Building, which cycles electrons in a centrifugal dome at nearly the speed of light, enabling scientists to experiment with materials at a molecular and subatomic level. The energy efficient design reduces light power density to 0.9 watts per square foot; heat recovery strategies and high efficiency systems design enables the project to achieve 31.9% better than ASHRAE 90.1; and high R-values in the roof and wall assemblies, along with high performance glazing, results in an energy efficient building envelope. As a result, this project achieved LEED Gold certification.
Client: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Project Team: John Ruffo, Mitch Fine, Geoff Brown and Pauline Souza.
This was a Design-Build effort, for which WRNS Studio served as Architect of Record.