Class of 1954 Chemistry Research Building — 2005
The Chemistry Research Building, completed in 2005, is a laboratory building that consolidates intensive fume-hood research previously located in the adjacent Kline and Sterling Chemistry Labs. One of the newest additions to Science Hill, the Chemistry Research building achieved a LEED silver rating in 2006. The building carefully incorporates green design, most notably through the use of environmentally sound construction materials as well as energy-efficient lighting and water systems. Through these innovations and others such as ultra-low flow faucets and toilets, the building consumes about 40% less water than required by code and 20% less energy than expected of a high-intensity laboratory building. Other environmentally friendly design elements include reflective roofing materials that minimize the urban-island heating effect and landscaping features such as water-efficient planting and drainage.
Did You Know?
This building was the ninth chemistry building at Yale in 250 years and the first new chemistry building in 40 years.