Syracuse, NY, USA
UGN members served as the integrative design consultant and sustainability facilitator to produce this $25 million high-performance facility for Syracuse University by working closely with Toshiko Mori Architect and LeChase Construction. The resulting award-winning design is pursuing LEED Platinum Certification and is intended to showcase a test bed for innovations in environmental and energy systems. The project represents as a major urban intervention on a severely contaminated brownfield that had previously rendered this district largely uninhabitable and was produced via a unique public-private partnership. The new facility will provide laboratory and office space for research and business collaborations on innovative products and services in the core focus areas of the Center of Excellence: indoor environmental quality, water resources, and clean & renewable energy.