Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex
Boston, MA, USA
Anything about the engineers? Facade consultants?
Climate Engineering: Transsolar Inc; Lighting Design: Bartenbach GmbH, Lam Partners Inc; Facade Contractor: Josef Gartner GmbH, Permasteelisa North America Corp.
Gross Floor Area
Reason(s) for inclusion
Harvard Science and Engineering Complex
Science and Engineering Complex, 150 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Description / Additional Information
Describe the key innovation and technology aspects of the project
The Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) features an energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing facade with four main types. Notably, it includes the world's first hydroformed stainless-steel screen on the lab section, designed to reduce solar heat in summer and allow sunlight in winter, thus cutting heating and cooling needs. The building also has energy-saving HVAC, lighting systems, and vegetated roof terraces. It is LEED Platinum certified.
Year completed (or major renovation)
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Other Design Features
- Frame Facade Construction
- Modular Facade
Prevalent Glazing Type
- triple glazing
Main Cladding Material
Typical U-value Glazed Facade Elements
Typical G-value Glazed Facade Elements
- Another skin
Solar Shading Strategy
- Static Exterior Shading
- Unitized Aluminum Curtain Wall; Light Shelf
Is there natural ventilation through the facade?
Type of Ventilation Strategy
Is daylight simulation part of the design process?