The Biodesign Institute building project is Arizona’s largest investment in bioscience infrastructure to date. The Biodesign Institute is taking a bold, integrated approach to research, and this initiative extends to the built environment as well. The Biodesign Institute’s Building A has earned a Gold rating through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™.
Building A earned its LEED Gold certification through minimizing its urban heat island effect, reducing its water use by 30 percent, using recycled and regionally available building materials, maximizing indoor environmental quality, implementing a green cleaning program, and contributing to the restoration of its local natural habitat. Building A and B also support a 150 kW solar photovoltaic roof system, which will generate 10 percent of its electricity, as part of the ASU Solarization Initiative. The first of two completed buildings in the four-phase Biodesign Institute project, Building A opened in 2004 and provides 172,000 square feet of research space.
Biodesign Building A earned a Gold rating on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.