Syracuse Center of Excellence
|location||New York, Syracuse|
|function||housing, laboratorium, office|
The LEED-Platinum-designed SyracuseCoE HQ will act as a living laboratory, house office space for staff and partners, and demonstrate new technological innovations in SyracuseCoE's core focus areas of clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resource management. Selected sustainability features include: rainwater collection, a green roof, demand-controlled ventilation, highly insulated glass windows, environmental contamination re mediation and ground source heating and cooling. The building’s proposed form and landscape are intended as a green urban intervention which will serve as an anchor to the connective corridor between downtown Syracuse and Syracuse University. Counter to a traditional introverted research lab, the Center of Excellence laboratories open themselves up to the surrounding city.