The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) is a state-of-the-art, “ultra-green” wet and computational laboratory building dedicated to genomic research located at the University of California San Diego Campus in La Jolla, CA. The facility comprises a three-story, 28,600 SF office wing and a single-story, 12,605 SF laboratory wing. The first net-zero energy, LEED Platinum biological research laboratory in the world, the JCVI generates 100% of its power on site.

SC Engineers provided an open protocol, open platform Facility Management and Control System (FMCS) for the facility which integrated all smart building systems and equipment. A third party building automation dashboard was designed to provide a custom user interface which acts as the primary user interface for all systems and overlays energy performance in every aspect of facility management. The result is an intuitive system that allows for ease of operation as well as reduces operation and maintenance costs.

OWNER:
J. Craig Venter Institute
PROJECT SIZE:
Three Stories | 45,000 SF
SERVICES:
Building Automation Design
DISTINCTIONS:
First Net-Zero Energy Laboratory
 
LOCATION:
La Jolla, CA
CONSTRUCTION VALUE:
$37,000,000
FACILITY TYPE:
Educational
LEED CERTIFICATION:
Platinum
 
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