(Rendering courtesy of SmithGroupJJR)
CSW|ST2 received news last week that the UCSF Smith Cardiovascular Research Building (CVRB) has received its LEED Gold Certification from the USGBC! This certification is ground breaking for UCSF for it is the first, of hopefully many, medical buildings that will receive LEED certification at the Mission Bay Campus.
The 236,000 gsf research center is unique in that the SmithGroupJJR focused on sustainable solutions such as flexible floor plans and spaces that will allow future modifications without the need for remodeling, energy-efficient design that will surpass California Title 24 by 20%, and site enhancements for stormwater control. The new facility combines three separate research centers, the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute, the UCSF Cardiovascular Care Center and the UCSF Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease under one roof where leading researchers in cardiovascular and pulmonary biology can apply their findings directly to training and to treating patients staying at the center.
(CVRB photos courtesy of SmithGroupJJR by ©2010 Bruce Damonte)
(picture via Andrew Mittleman at Jacobs)
In collaboration with Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, Inc. CSW|ST2 was able to achieve a LEED stormwater credit by utilizing the courtyard area for detention/retention. The credit was achieved through the use of a permeable paver system that drains into a 6000 square foot underground basin designed by CSW|ST2. This system is designed to handle the storage of a 2 year, 24 hour rain event and will reduce the volume of stormwater runoff by 25%. CSW|ST2 provided engineering services for the project that included utility design, drainage design, and Hydrology & Hydraulic Calculations. Calculations and documentation were prepared to meet stormwater quantity control requirements for LEED certification. Learn more about the construction and design details here.
Location: UCSF Mission Bay Campus, San Francisco, CA
Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, Inc.
Contractor: Rudolph and Sletten