Carnegie Mellon University’s Ansys Hall Achieves LEED Gold Certificationby: Nicole Veenstra
Carnegie Mellon University’s Ansys Hall achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The four-story, 36,000-SF mixed-use building serves as the center of innovative design for the school of engineering and provides cutting-edge tools and spaces allowing for assembly of full-scale prototypes.
Langan provided surveying, geotechnical, traffic, and site/civil services for this project. We conducted a topographic survey, utilities survey, and coordinated utility markout; performed a subsurface investigation to determine conditions and provide foundation recommendations; and provided full site design services from pre-design through construction administration.
As part of its sustainability efforts, Ansys Hall uses 30% less energy and 40% less water than buildings of similar size and occupancy. Additionally, the building’s water quality is controlled by a state-of-the-art filtration system and its green roof helps decrease stormwater runoff by 25%, which reduces pressure on the city’s sewage system.