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  • 50,000 SF
  • $16,000,000
  • LEED Gold Certification
FRAUNHOFER CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

US Headquarters, 5 Channel Center

FRAUNHOFER CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Boston, Massachusetts

50,000 SF research and laboratory space designed to test sustainable building products and systems. The building design includes environmental chambers for life cycle testing of sustainable products, HVAC system designed to test efficiency of chilled beam and fan-coil systems, enthalpy wheel for recovery of energy from lab exhaust and high efficiency condensing hot water boilers. The building also features exterior mounts for testing of solar shading devices, demand based variable volume ventilation and outside air measurement / monitoring systems, high efficiency cooling tower with waterside economizer via plate and frame heat exchanger, electrical and gas energy metering system and low velocity / low pressure ductwork and piping systems. Additionally, the building is equipped with a Direct Digital Control Management System with demand management and Energy Dashboard. 


This project was featured in our May 2015 Project Spotlight. View the issue here.

"BR+A's commitment to cutting-edge engineering design and creative solutions was essential to the success of the Fraunhofer renovation. Their professionalism and resourceful approach to design made them a valuable asset to the team." - Tom Hamill, Principal, Founding Partner, Redgate Real Estate Advisors, LLC
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