Pennoni Associates completed site design documents, plans, reports and permits and construction services for the three-story, 90,000 square foot ambulatory care building. Designed for certification as LEED Gold, the building, designed by Francis Cauffman Architects, will house an imaging suite with radiology and a surgical center as well as doctor’s offices. Pennoni worked as part of a team lead by IMC Construction for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
This building will exceed various Energy and Water Consumption requirements all for LEED credits. Some of the site credits are accomplished by being located close to two lines of public transportation (two bus routes), and providing bicycle storage as well as carpooling and low emitting vehicle parking spaces. There will be a trail constructed that will be tied into the Chester County Trail System, and water quality will be handled in bio-retention swales, grass lined swales and a Green roof. Since the site will include a Parking Structure, the majority of the site is shaded and earns the parking lot heat reduction credit. There will also be no irrigation system on the site which is a water reduction credit.