Biomedical Science Tower. 12th Floor Renovations (LEED Gold, 2013)

Introduction

Renovation of the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower’s 12th floor, located at 200 Lothrop Street on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus, included upgrades and changes to a laboratory space for the Vascular Medicine Institute and the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. The Biomedical Science Tower as a whole house offices and laboratories for 21 departments and programs, including an entire floor of laboratories devoted to the research of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute.

The 44,600 ft2 floor received a LEED Gold designation in 2013

Green Building Highlights 

  • Energy efficient mechanical, electrical, and plumbing upgrades.
  • Low VOC materials specified, increasing indoor air quality.
  • Low-flow water fixtures help save water.
  • Conveniently located near public transportation.
  • Encourages alternative transportation by bicycle with bike storage and changing rooms. 
  • Use of renewable energy. 
  • Use of recycled and regional materials in construction.
  • Increased ventilation, improving energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
  • Construction waste management that diverted materials away from landfills.

Architect: LSY

Contractor: Turner