Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center
Location: New York, NY
Total Floor Area: 692,000 SF
Date Completed: June, 2005
LEED™ Certification: Silver
E-Cube provided LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning services for this new 23-story biomedical and chemistry research facility.
Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, founded in 1884, is dedicated to improving the understanding and treatment of cancer through programs in patient care, research, and education. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) new research building is its first new laboratory facility in over a decade. The first phase of the project was completed in late 2005 and includes 16 floors of state-of-the-art laboratories that are configured to foster interactions important to productive collaborations among basic scientists and clinical investigators from different disciplines. These laboratories accommodate the Center’s programs in immunology, molecular pharmacology and chemistry, and cancer biology and genetics. The research facility features a strong emphasis on energy-efficiency and environmental sustainability and is among one of the first research buildings in New York State to receive LEED Silver certification.
Included in the commissioning scope of work was the 9,200 ton chiller plant consisting of two high-pressure steam driven turbine centrifugal chillers and four 1,500 ton electric driven chillers, a 9-cell cooling tower, five 200-horsepower primary chilled water pumps, and five 400-horsepower condenser water pumps. Energy-efficiency features included reclaiming steam and cooling coil condensate for use in water make-up to the cooling towers, energy monitoring, daylight harvesting, and indoor air quality monitoring. Additionally, E Cube assisted with the certification of the facility’s ABSL and vivarium lab spaces.