The Engineering and Science building located on Vanderbilt’s campus has been awarded LEED GOLD status by the U.S. Green Building Council. On June 25 the President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, presented Vanderbilt with their LEED GOLD plaque. The Engineering and Science Building becomes Vanderbilt’s 19th building to receive LEED-certification. Phoenix Design Group was the MEP consulting engineer for the building. Design elements that helped achieve its LEED status include:

  • 20′ tall enthalpy wheels, conditioning fresh air intake with exhaust air
  • Chilled beams 
  • 10,000 gallon cistern to capture rain water for irrigation
  • Sunshading frit on glass to optimize natural solar light
  • Flexibility of lab design
  • Cleanroom energy reduction through occupancy and particle sensors