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UW Medicine Research Complex Phase 3.1 Earns LEED Gold Certification


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