Size: 94,250 SF
Cost: $ 160 Million
Completion: Apr 2021
The Bakar BioEnginuity Hub is a “full-service life science incubator.” The project converted the former Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) into the BioEnginuity Hub. The Bakar project was critical to enhancing UC Berkeley’s standing in the biotech and life sciences arena. The Bakar BioEnginuity Hub includes private labs for enterprises desiring additional dedicated space, wet and dry open lab benches for faculty and student start-up researchers and glass-enclosed office support space. Also included are shared fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, deep freezers, ovens, incubators, tissue culture rooms, autoclaves and more.
This is an all-electric facility, with an energy consumption projection of 20% lower than California Energy Code. Energy Usage Intensity (EUI) is anticipated to be 81 kBTU/Square Feet-Year, a 33% reduction when compared to LEED baseline of 63% reduction and when compared to similar labs in the Labs21 database. The project achieved a Silver rating under the LEED BD+C version 4 program.
Chilled and heated water is generated by a modular air-source heat pump that can operate simultaneously in high-efficiency and heat-recovery mode. The fully manifolded HVAC design consolidates and simplifies maintenance with single Air Handling Unit (AHU), exhaust fan system, and plant generated heating hot water and chilled water. Also included are supply and exhaust air valves, laboratory exhaust fans, multi-zone split systems and central DDC controls. E Cube also commissioned the facility’s electrical normal and emergency power systems, lighting controls systems and domestic water systems.