University of Winnipeg Richardson College for the Environment
“North America’s Most Energy Efficient Lab Building” (LEED Gold)
By adopting LEAN project delivery our team was able to develop a unique design to target cost and deliver what we think might be North America’s Most Energy efficient laboratory project. What is amazing about this project is that LEAN enabled our TEAM to fix a $10M budget gap without sacrifing the clients commitment to delivering a SIGNITURE building with high expecation for sustainability.
58% less Energy, LEED Gold and fixed a $10M Budget gap
This was made possible by early engagement of a relational contracting team, jointly developed project requirement, collaborative decision making, open communications and early acceptance of the risks associated with getting in the ground early before we had completed the design.
The innovative high performance laboratory design includes a Red-Yellow-Green light variable flow lab system with fume hood exhaust heat recovery and secondary use of office air. The project also needed to provide WOW in the Architecture as the requirements called for it a signature GREEN building. The project was delivered on a very low budget of $320 psf, which is exceptional for a building with 65 fume hoods, 70% laboratory space, a vivarium and a green house.
Early adopter of Lean Project Delivery
Delivered to meet challenging schedule
Delivered to meet a ridiculously low Target cost
Delivered with less than a 2% contingency
High performance technical signature building for $320/ft2
Committed to Kyoto GHG targets for campus
Exceeded LEED Silver Target (Gold)
60% less energy
Innovative Red-Yellow-Green Lab Strategy
Recycled Roller Rink for finishes in Atrium
This project demonstrates that Lean can be used to fix a broken budget and with the right relational contracting team that extraordinary results are achievable.