Project Manager: Jack Heffernan
After breaking ground in 2016, the Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) had its dedication ceremony on June 19, 2019. The 81,000 sf, four-story research and office building is on the site of the former Bevatron. IGB will accommodate 300+ occupants from two existing Department of Energy research programs currently residing in off-site leased space: The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in Walnut Creek and the Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) in Emeryville.
Consolidating existing biosciences research in the IGB will increase resource efficiencies and scientific synergies for the JGI and KBase programs including research initiatives in bioenergy, carbon cycle, biogeochemistry, and systems to promote computer modeling of gene and protein functions.
IGB is being built as a state of the art laboratory that incorporates an array of sustainable building strategies, including low-energy space conditioning, a roof space designed for maximum solar photovoltaic generation, and minimizing cooling energy by reusing laboratory waste heat. The project is on track for LEED Gold certification.
To see a time lapse video of 25 months of IGB construction in 85 seconds, go here. Video courtesy of Thor Swift, LBNL Communications.