J. Craig Venter Institute Genome Lab

McCarthy Research Laboratory Services


Carbon Neutrality is a goal today for many of our clients. And, when it comes to the construction of flexible and adaptable research laboratories, McCarthy is helping by delivering new energy-efficient solutions that contribute to Net Zero energy, water and waste.

In 2014 we delivered the world’s first Net-Zero research laboratory, the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). Since then, our renewable energy, water and construction experts have been collaborating on projects across the nation to continually innovate and bring new energy-efficient solutions to clients who share our commitment to reducing energy and water consumption.  

Recently implemented advanced innovations:

  • Complex Light Harvesting
  • Integrated Advanced Energy Building Technologies
  • On-site Renewable Power Solution
  • Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems
  • Sustainable Water Reuse and Storm Water Management Systems
  • Water Sampling Systems for Usage and Quality Monitoring
  • Expansive Water Harvesting and Reuse Systems
  • Specialized Water Purification Systems for Indirect Potable Reuse
  • Building Envelope and Massing that Reduces Energy Use
  • High-Efficiency Plumbing
  • Type III Cement and Building Materials

Evidence of Success

The positive impact of our collaborative initiative has been seen with several key projects, including the renowned Craig J. Venter Institute in La Jolla, California where our rainwater condensate collection for non-potable water within the building reduced the building’s domestic water demand by 70%. Or, the Georgia Tech University Engineered Biosystems Building, which opened in May 2015, and realized our team’s solutions in most of the above-mentioned areas of innovation. 

Solutions that Go Further

Our efforts to combine expertise for on-going laboratory construction advancements have also evolved in various other critical areas, aimed to help our clients achieve their carbon neutral goals and support a sustainable environment. Examples range from:

  • Addressing the technical challenges of using both domestic and industrial wastewater
  • Employing target value approach to maintain the integrity of highly-sustainable design and budget
  • Undertaking project-specific unique and creative sustainable solutions
  • Exterior skin mock-ups that test the integrity of the exterior system for air and water infiltration, as well as revealing opportunities for improvements
  • Efficient coordination with multiple unknown end-users
  • Creation of flexible and adaptable space
  • Community and stakeholder communication and coordination when facilities are located near a residential area    
We’re invested in developing sustainable advancements in laboratory construction around the nation. Our multi-disciplinary collaborative initiative is succeeding because we are helping our clients achieve their Carbon Neutral goals today, tomorrow and into the future. 


Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez

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