Project Manager: Jack Heffernan
In November of 2019, 3 years after breaking ground, the Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) welcomed staff from the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase). The 81,000 sf, four-story research and office building is on the site of the former Bevatron.
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. In August 2020, the DOE selected IGB to receive an Honorable Mention in the Outstanding Sustainability Program/Project category. 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.