Yale is committed to a sustainable future, and has adopted requirements for all new buildings and renovation projects to achieve LEED Gold Certification. The University’s science and medicine institutes and centers have pioneered green building with many projects, including the first lab in the world to achieve LEED standards.
evolveEA provides services to advance Yale’s commitment, as articulated in this excerpt from the University’s website:
By building green, Yale provides healthier environments in which to work and learn. We advance the science of sustainability through innovative building practices and technologies, and provide up-close case studies for students of sustainable systems and architecture.
evolveEA managed the following LEED Certification processes for Yale:
2 Science Park
58,000 sf, LEED Silver CI v4 Yale Medical School offices.
Yale University purchased the existing building and did a full renovation for some of their back office functions. Energy modeling prompted the upgrade of rooftop air handling units, reducing the overall energy usage and operating costs. During demolition, a portion of the removed items went to a local trade school to be used as educational material, diverting it from the landfill.
300 George Street
48,000 sf, LEED Gold CI v4.
This site is part of the first phase of a 10-acre development designed to reconnect New Haven’s life science district with its downtown. Yale renovated an additional floor in the building where they have majority presence as the prime tenant, and created new laboratories. Envisioned as an open lab with a few enclosed spaces, the design team prioritized no- and low-VOC materials selections and used other strategies to achieve high levels of indoor air quality. Construction was heavily coordinated with surrounding floors in the building where medical experiments occur.