The value engineering process you directed was not the generally-anticipated cost-cutting exercise, but was skillfully approached, resulting in true value for Biogen Idec: a better project at less cost.
This new-construction signature campus facility is a 5-Story, 190,000 SF, Class A office tower built to accommodate up to 600 Biogen employees. In addition to offices, the building features conference facilities, collaboration rooms, a call center, kitchen/café, and fitness facilities. The facility is certified LEED© Gold. Danis installed a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC System, the largest currently installed in the state of North Carolina. In addition to the water savings, the VRF system should save Biogen 25 to 30% on its annual HVAC costs for this facility. The system is more efficient than traditional systems as it can heat and cool at the same time, adding flexibility and accessibility to adjust for thermal comfort.