Boston University’s EPIC achieved LEED Gold® certification
The Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) at Boston University has achieved LEED Gold® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Located in a former guitar center, the adaptive reuse project creates a dynamic maker space with metal lathes, CNC, milling machines, 3D printers, and a variety of other tools. The 15,000 SF facility merges the technical education of using machine tools with the ability to bring a product to market. The facility equips students beyond theoretical knowledge, by allowing them to manufacture their ideas into real-world products.
Certified under LEED 2009 Commercial Interiors, the design places a major focus on energy performance and indoor environmental quality. Regional priority credits were awarded in water use reduction, optimized HVAC performance, and the use of regionally sourced materials. The installation of 100% ENERGY STAR rated equipment and appliances exceeds the exemplary performance requirement for optimized energy performance and achieved an Innovation in Design credit.