Harvard Completes Steel Framework for Allston Energy Facility

By District Energy posted 03-26-2018 10:32

  

 Truelian Lee and Jacqueline P. Patel, The Harvard Crimson

Allston ConstructionConstruction is underway in Allston. Photo: Jacqueline S. Chea

Summary

Harvard last month completed the steel framework of the “District Energy Facility,” a building located on Harvard-owned land in Allston that will supply electricity and hot and cold water to the University’s nearby $1 billion School of Engineering and Applied Sciences complex.

The energy facility, designed by architecture firm Behnisch Architekten and located behind the SEAS complex, will span 58,000-square feet, according to the website for Harvard’s Office for Sustainability . The building will feature seven stories of classrooms and laboratories; and is slated for completion in summer 2020.

The topping off ceremony—during which construction workers placed the final steel beam on the building—took place in Feb. 2018.

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