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CDC Building B Renovations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Building B is a Laboratory/Vivarium Facility located at the Lawrenceville campus. It was built in 1965. The Animal Research Branch runs a seven day a week Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International program. The building currently can house multiple animal species within the Animal Resources Branch Vivarium, including dogs, bats, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, prairie dogs and non‐human primates.

The project is to renovate and update the laboratory wing and the dog run wing to provide an animal facility appropriate in function and capacity to serve the needs of the current Office of Infectious Disease and Center for Global Health animal research programs. The project is also to provide facilities for a high‐quality program of animal care and use in compliance with state and federal laws, in accordance with the standards and policies of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and the Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Act.

Project sustainability performance goals include LEED certification, and meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance Federal Buildings. Overall energy efficiency goals established by the Client called for a minimum 20% energy usage reduction from the existing building’s baseline energy consumption of December, 2010. In addition to meeting LEED certification requirements, energy simulation modeling shows that the energy usage reduction will meet or exceed the 20% reduction goal of the Guiding Principles.

Gwinnett County, Georgia

LEED Administration

Architect of Record
Human Element Architects, LLC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Project Metrics
18,964 SF (17,201 renovated)

2.75 million

LEED Certified (pending)

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