Sustainable Site Features

Encourages the use of alternative transportation to facilitate the reduction of fuel consumption:
  • Preferred Parking for fuel-efficient. vehicles and car/vanpools.
  • Conveniently located bike racks; shower/locker rooms available inside.
  • A rain garden provides a point of interest, as well as contributes to controlling stormwater run-off.
  • Outdoor terrace with a cascading waterfall and reflective pool provides a soothing sound and restive visual for the living laboratory.

Water Efficiency Features

Water-saving fixtures use over 36% less potable water than conventional fixtures.

Pennsylvania native trees, shrubs, and plants have been selected to increase the longevity o the site's green infrastructure without requiring irrigation.

Energy & Atmosphere Features

Only non-ozone-depleting refrigerants utilized.
The eCenter@LindenPointe is designed to reduce energy use over 34% when compared to conventional design, through the use of:
  • Reflective (cool) roofs
  • Exterior sunshades
  • Energy-efficient windows/entrance frames/ glazing
  • Geothermal HVAC system
  • Outside air delivery monitors
  • High-efficiency lighting fixtures and occupancy sensors

Materials & Resources Features

Over 75% of construction debris was recycled and diverted from landfills.
  • Sustainable lumber, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, used in the fabrication of wood doors and cabinetry.
  • Over 30% of the construction materials were manufactured regionally
  • Construction materials included over 35% recycled material content, reducing the environmental impact of extracting, and processing virgin materials.
  • Recycling centers are located inside and outside of the eCenter

Indoor Environmental Quality Features

High-efficiency HVAC system continually circulates fresh air throughout the building.

Low emitting materials were utilized, promoting a healthy environment:

  • Paints/coatings
  • Flooring
  • Casework
  • Adhesives and sealants
Each incubator lab is individually controlled with digital monitoring of its electric usage.