Kaiser Permanente | SCPMG Regional Reference Lab Chino Hills
The Kaiser Permanente SCPMG Regional Reference Lab in Chino Hills fills the needs of 50 percent of Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California members. Integral Group provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services for this retrofit project, which converted a big-box retail store into a highly efficient laboratory facility. 85,000 square feet of a 133,000 square foot existing concrete tilt-up building were retrofitted to be a high volume through-put testing facility, supporting Kaiser Permanente’s medical office buildings and hospitals in the surrounding area.
The project was originally presented without LEED goals, but after an eco-charette lead by Integral Group, it was determined that the lab could achieve LEED Gold. The Integral team designed the building to have an EUI of 180, significantly lower than Kaiser’s standard of 420. Designed to include zoned air handling and high-efficiency equipment, the facility is currently operating at an EUI of 155, and has been Certified LEED Platinum.
One of the greatest successes of the project are the four interior courtyards which allow easy access to fresh air and sunlight without compromising the tight envelope required by a lab environment. This design successfully demonstrates that you can achieve high sustainability goals while also providing a comfortable environment for the users, even in a highly controlled laboratory environment.