The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building III is a 34,000 square foot research facility supporting the Applied Cognitive Sciences Institute, Healthy Lifestyles Institute, Applied Biological Sciences and the Arizona Biodesign Institute. It is also home to the Algae Lab, where research into the use of photosynthetic microorganisms to produce biofuels and bioproducts is conducted. Building III earned a Gold rating through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™.
Building III construction materials were composed of 25 percent recycled content. It earned a LEED Gold rating by minimizing its urban heat island effect through landscape and roof design, reducing its water use by 30 percent and retaining its on-site storm water, optimizing energy performance, diverting 75 percent of its construction waste from the landfill, using recycled and regionally available building materials and improving indoor environmental quality.
ISTB3 earned a Gold rating on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.