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Global Ecology Resource Center
Project Type:
Education, Laboratory, Office
Project Location:
260 Panama Street
Stanford, California 94305
USA
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Awards and Acknowledgements:
AIA Committee on the Environment:
2007 Top Ten
AIA San Francisco:
2005 Energy + Sustainability Award
Award of Honor - Energy Efficiency Integration:
2005 Savings by Design
Center for the Built Environment:
2007 Liveable Buildings Award
R&D Magazine:
2005 Lab of the Year - Special Mention
Design Features:
Solar Orientation, Daylighting, Solar Chimney, Radiant Cooling System, Waterless Urinals, Salvaged Wood, Flyash Concrete
Project Summary:
The Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University is dedicated to studying interactions among the earth’s ecosystems. This 11,000 square-foot, two-story building houses 45 full-time researchers, and is comprised of a laboratory and investigation area on the first floor, with offices and meeting rooms on the second floor.

EHDD’s design for this project was driven by a desire to provide a very low energy cooling system that achieved sustainability without sacrificing economy, comfort, worker efficiency, or beauty.

While lab buildings typically use four times the energy of most campus buildings, the Department of Global Ecology reduces gas emissions to an absolute minimum. A night sky cooling system sprays a thin film of water on the roof, which radiates heat to the cold, deep space sky, producing chilled water. This water is stored and circulated through the granite slab floor to cool the spaces. In addition, a “windcatcher” and misters cool the indoor/outdoor lobby, lowering the temperature of air cascading into the space.

(Source: EHDD)
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Design and Construction Team:
EHDD
Architect
DPR Construction
General Contractor
Rutherford + Chekene
Structural Engineer
Integral Group
Mechanical Engineer
Lutsko Associates
Landscape Architect
BKF
Civil Engineer
Design for Science
Laboratory Design Consultant
Loisos + Ubbelohde
Daylighting Consultant
Charles M. Salter Associates
Acoustics Consultant
Oppenheim Lewis
Project Management / Cost Consultant
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