NV5 - E Ink R&D Facility

E-Ink R&D Facility

NV5 provided comprehensive MEP/FP systems design and construction administration services for the relocation and expansion of E Ink’s R&D facility from Cambridge to Technology Drive in Billerica, Massachusetts.

The project involved a complete gut renovation and rework of a 2-story, 140,000 SF building featuring 70,000 SF of laboratory space including a 3,000 SF Class 1,000 cleanroom, industrial coater room, and high-end office space with large conference and meeting rooms.

Highlights of our scope of services included: new HVAC systems including high-efficiency condensing boilers, custom HW/CHW air handlers with heat pipe energy recovery, and dedicated fan-coil units for labs with high heat gain; custom designed process chilled-water system with multiple pump loops, pressure and temperature requirements; process piping systems include RODI water, compressed air, nitrogen and cooling water, all with redundant equipment; redundancy provided as N+1 for all critical systems; back-up power provided via two 800 kW diesel generators; specialty fire protection systems including new fire pump, foam and pre-action systems; coater room work including rooftop equipment power design, lighting design (normal and emergency), ceiling coordination, fire alarm design, process piping design, and sprinkler retrofit design.


Billerica, MA


E Ink Corporation


Key Facts

  • 140,000 SF
  • Construction Cost $50M