Building at a Glance – Biosciences Research Building

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Building at a Glance
Name Biosciences Research Building
Location Galway, Ireland
Owner National University of Ireland, Galway
Principal Use Research lab
    Includes Vivarium, wet bench, BSL-3 research, chemistry, biology, medical
Gross Square Footage 86,112
    Conditioned Space 47,362
Additionally, 38,750 ft2 is naturally ventilated and only has supplemental heating.
Distinctions/Awards AIA COTE Top Ten Award, 2016; I2SL Go Beyond Award, 2015; SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture: New Building, Merit Award, 2015
Total Cost $36.7 million
Cost per Square Foot $426
Substantial Completion/Occupancy 2013

Energy at a Glance
Annual Energy Use Intensity (EUI) (Site) 143.05 kBtu/ft2
    Electricity (Grid Purchase) 105.96 kBtu/ft2
Natural Gas 37.09 kBtu/ft2
Annual On-Site Renewable Energy Exported 0 kBtu/ft2
Annual Net Energy Use Intensity 143 kBtu/ft2
Annual Source (Primary) Energy 0 kBtu/ft2
Savings vs. Standard 90.1-2007 Design Building 72%
Carbon Footprint 48.89 lb CO2/ft2·yr
Heating Degree Days (Base 65˚F) 3,135
Cooling Degree Days (Base 65˚F) 6
Annual Hours Occupied 5,679


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Categories: Biosciences Research Building, Building Energy Data