Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research

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Burnham’s San Diego campus at 10900 N. Torrey Pines Road consists of 9 buildings, including a central mechanical building and a parking structure. Five of the nine buildings, comprising 89% of the total enclosed square footage, are laboratory buildings. The facilities were constructed in three stages beginning in 1975, added to in 1994, and completed during year 2000.

In 2008 Burnham decided to pursue LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance on their San Diego Campus. Within this Rating System projects are evaluated and certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). For evaluation, LEED uses six environmental categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation in Design. In December of 2009, the San Diego Campus achieved the Certified level within the LEED-EB Operations and Maintenance Rating System.

Project Info
Location: 10901 North Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037
Project Area: 207,831 GSF
Project Type: Medical Research
Version: LEED EBOM
Certification Level: Certified
Points Achieved: 40
Certification Date: 12/22/2009

Project Team Members

David Hassell, Director of Facilities
John M. Reed, Maintenance Manager
Jeanette Sansom, Director of Procurement & Materials Operations
Todd Baase, Senior Maintenance Mechanic
Mark Sullivan, Senior Maintenance Mechanic
Matt McGreevy, Facility Manager

Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects
David McKinley, Center for Sustainable Energy
Keith Schneringer, WAXIE Sanitary Supply
Heather Irgens, Long Life Lighting, Inc.
Robert Garcia, Express Waste & Recycling
Adam Ziegler, Pegasus Building Service
Mark Stewart, Lloyd Pest Control
San Diego Gas & Electric
Cheryl LaCombe, Drew George & Partners
Utility Incentive, SDG&E Sustainable Communities Program

Photo Credit
Chris Nanson

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