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Center for Sustainable Landscapes
Project Type:
Education, Research and Office Building
Project Location:
One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
USA
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Lighting Power Density: 
Rainwater Managed: 
Lights Off Daylighting: 
Views to Outdoors: 
15' to Operable Windows: 
Climate Zone: 
Biophilic Design:
Environmental:
Plants | Views and Vistas | Geology and Landscape
Natural Patterns and Processes:
Sensory Variability | Information Richness | Central Focal Point
Awards and Acknowledgements:
AIA Committee on the Environment:
2016 Top Ten
International Living Future Institute:
2013 Living Building Challenge (Full Living)
International WELL Building Institute:
2013 WELL Platinum Pilot
The Sustainable SITES Inititiative:
2013 SITES Four Stars Pilot
U.S. Green Building Council:
2013 LEED Platinum
Design Features:
Rainwater Harvesting, Solar Orientation, Biophilic Strategies, Thermal Massing, High-Performance Operable Glazing, Solar Shading, Phase-change Material, Daylighting, Photovoltaic, Wind Generation, Net Zero, Red List Free Materials
Project Summary:
The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is conceived as a world class building that provides both a home for administrative and classroom functions and a tool to further the institution’s stated mission 'to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research.' This project affords an extraordinary opportunity to demonstrate the positive impact that buildings can have on our environments. The design of the CSL applies traditional best practice strategies to the unique context and requirements of this project. High goals were set for the project, which included a commitment to meet five building evaluation systems:
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification - Achieved
  • Net Zero Energy Building Certification - Achieved
  • Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Four-Star Certification - Achieved
  • Living Building Challenge Achieved
  • WELL Building Platinum Pilot Certification - Achieved
The use of these rating systems help the project track and achieve objectives that are broadly articulated in the requirements of the Living Building Challenge. Highlights include:
  • Achieving a net zero energy facility that generates as much energy with on-site renewable sources as it uses in a year;
  • Achieving net zero water management that ensures that rainwater and sanitary discharge are handled on site with no discharge to the municipal system and all non-potable water is from on site sources;
  • Restricting the use of any 'red-listed' materials that are harmful to people and the environment.
(Source: The Design Alliance Architects)
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Design and Construction Team:
CJL Engineering
MEP Engineer
Andropogon
Landscape Architect
evolveEA
LEED and LBC Management
H.F. Lenz Company
Commissioning
Kolano Design
Interpretation
Massaro
Pre-Construction Management
Turner Construction Company
General Contractor
Vermeulens
Construction Estimating
7group
Integrated Design Facilitation, Energy Modeling, Daylighting Analysis, Materials Consulting
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