Hardhat Tour: LBNL Computational Research & Theory Facility

Friday, December 12, 2014
3:30-5:15pm $15 per person
Attendees will be selected by raffle. This tour is open to current AIA members.

Please click here to enter the raffle–winners selected at random at 4pm Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

15 AIA members will be drawn at random to attend the December 12, 2014 Hardhat Tour of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s new Computational Research & Theory Facility. The tour will be led by representatives of Perkins+Will, the project’s architect. All AIA members are encouraged to enter–entries must be received by 4pm Wednesday, December 10th.

Five alternate members will be selected in case of family emergency, illness, etc., however, please do not enter the raffle if you are not certain you will be able to attend. Tickets are not transferable.

The cost to attend is $15; we will contact selected members for payment after the drawing.

***Please note, there is a lot of climbing required for this tour as the elevator has not been installed yet.***

Boots are required, as are hard hats, safety glasses and high-visibility vests. Boots will not be available onsite.

Questions? Please call Sidney Sweeney at 510/464-3600 or email sidney@aiaeb.org.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, attendees will:

  1. Be able to state at least four energy efficiency design features to be utilized by the CRT facility.
  2. Be able to state at least two ways in which the integrated architectural-MEP design of the facility improves efficiency.
  3. Be able to identify the key design components of the building that have taken account of Berkeley’s cool climate and how this has been utilized.
  4. Be able to state at least two sustainable design features that will provide maximum flexibility for future use and extend the life cycle of the facility.
Project Description

The Computational Research and Theory (CRT) Facility, designed by Perkins+Will, will be on the forefront of high-performance supercomputing research and will be DOE’s most efficient facility of its kind. Designed to take advantage of the cool Berkeley climate, the CRT is anticipated to set a new standard in energy efficiency for high-performance computing.

Key research areas expected to benefit from the CRT Facility would include global climate change research, fusion energy research, biological and environmental research, basic energy science, and astrophysics.
Project completion is scheduled for early 2015. (Images courtesy of Perkins+Will.)CRT-East-View

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