The MDI Biolab is the first LEED Certified biomedical research lab in Maine, and one of only a few in the country. The new Biolab building consists of 17,000 square feet of usable space that provides laboratory and office space for six full-time research groups, a library, a 1,200 square foot research training laboratory, wet labs and an imaging center.
This project was Certified LEED Gold and incorporated many features that reduce the building’s impact on the environment. Lumber used for this project was certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and many of the trees harvested during site clearance were used in the construction of the building. The insulation is soy based foam and the steel has a high content of recycled material. The urinals are waterless, the toilets are dual flush models, and the energy consumption is forecasted at 42% less than a typical lab. 95% of the construction debris from this project was recycled or diverted from landfills. This project was completed one month ahead of schedule and approximately $75,000 under budget.
*Certified LEED Gold