We have a long history of success in commissioning laboratory facilities. This experience began with projects such as the David Skaggs Research Center (2000 national GSA Design Excellence Award recipient), continued with the Pharmacia (now Pfizer) Q-Building Pharmaceutical Laboratory (the first LEEDTM certified lab in the country, achieving a “Gold” rating), and progresses, most recently, to the Northwestern University Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and others.
Through all of these projects, E Cube has become very knowledgeable of laboratory systems and their related Cx and operation issues including space pressurization, strict environmental control requirements, fume hood systems, vivarium, BSL/bio-containment, emergency power and lab validation procedures. We have also successfully addressed specific operation concerns such as moisture carry-over in air-handling units with HEPA filters, and mold and indoor air quality problems. Lastly, we have overseen Test, Adjust and Balance (TAB) procedures on numerous complex projects including NMH’s Redevelopment hospital, NU’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Lurie Medical Research Center. This experience continues today on projects such as Loyola University’s Center for Sustainable Urban Living and Rock Valley College’s Karl Jacobs Center for Science and Math, both of which are cutting-edge LEED laboratory facilities focused on science education.