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Health Sciences Instruction & Research, UCSF

San Francisco, CA

Business Type

Laboratories, laboratory support spaces, and offices.


50,000 square feet

The renovation of four floors for the new Health Sciences Instruction & Research building for UCSF pursued 20% more energy and 20% more potable water efficiency than code requirements. The project team met an accelerated schedule, lowered first costs and improved energy performance, while designing a quality laboratory environment for Nobel-Laureate level researchers.


Noll & Tam Architects and Planners


University of California, San Francisco



  • LEED Gold

Progress Report

Pursuing 20% energy efficiency
Pursuing 20% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Room-by-room relative humidity and demand ventilation controls.
  • Central monitoring and control for temperature, VAV airflow, and humidity.
  • Dedicated circuits and specialized outlets per equipment requirements.
  • High efficiency automated lighting control system and occupancy sensors.