Phase 3.1 of UW's Medicine Research Complex (a.k.a. That new building with the cool, wonky glass architecture on Dexter), designed by Perkins+Will, was recently awarded LEED Gold Certification. That makes it the 11th LEED Certified building in Perkins+Will Seattle's history.
Phase 3.1 is a 183K square-foot addition adjacent to UW Medicine's original South Lake Union research complex. The newly-created building will provide space for over 400 researchers working in a laboratory setting.
Some of the unique green attributes of Phase 3.1 include:
· An open plaza surrounded by plants and water features to reduce the urban heat island effect.
· A cistern to capture and utilize storm water for irrigation.
· A heat recovery chiller, high efficiency boilers, exhaust air energy recovery, and improved lighting controls.
· Deployment of chilled beams, which provide more efficacious airflow, enhanced thermal comfort for occupants.
· Bicycle storage and changing rooms provided to encourage vehicle-free commuting
· 95% diversion of construction waste from landfills due to rigorous waste management practices
· Low-emitting materials selected for adhesives, paints, carpet, and wood products
· Daylight and views provided at all office zones