ICTAS II in the Life Sciences District (January 2011)

ICTAS (MC 0917)
ICTAS II, Suite 117, Virginia Tech
1075 Life Science Circle
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Photo by Ivan Morozov

Located on Washington Street in the Life Sciences District of the Virginia Tech campus, the three-story 42,190-square-foot ICTAS II building has been recognized by the Green Building Certification Institute as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified to the Gold level.

This building is home to research laboratories, office space, and conference rooms. Research activity includes applied environmental biochemistry, fluvial processes, a global laboratory for bioinspired science and technology, nanobiology, nonlinear imaging and spectroscopy, organic nanostructures, pathogen ecology, pipeline corrosion, sustainable water, and a humanoid hospital.

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ICTAS II takes the lead in environmental preservation

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC), was established in March 2000 to provide building owners with a system for identifying and utilizing green design, construction, operations and maintenance.

The LEED flexible rating system applies to all building types and works throughout the building lifecycle. ICTAS II is currently LEED Gold certified.

Green and Sustainable features of the ICTAS II building include:

  1. Energy cost savings (23.8%) and energy use savings (15.4%) over a baseline building model achieved by the water-cooled chiller, central steam supply, variable frequency fan drives, high performance window glass, and efficient exterior lighting.
  2. Exterior shading from window overhangs and vertical fins.
  3. Green cleaning/housekeeping program.
  4. Open exterior space (29,040 sf) over twice the building footprint (13,980 sf).
  5. Use of low-emitting materials for adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, carpet, composite woods and agrifiber products.
  6. Interior lighting (occupancy sensors) and comfort (CO2 monitors) controls.
  7. Alternative transportation including public access to bus routes, bicycle storage, and a change room.
  8. Storm water design including bioretention for quantity and quality control and porous pavers.
  9. Water efficient landscaping including native plants and no irrigation.
  10. Enhanced commissioning during startup and refrigerant management.
  11. Construction waste management with over 80% diverted to recycling/reuse.
  12. Materials recycled content over 10%, regional materials over 10%, and use of certified wood.

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ICTAS (MC 0193)
Kelly Hall, Suite 410, Virginia Tech
325 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

(540) 231-2597