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The Colket Translational Research Building at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) houses biomedical research, clinical research, clinical support office and support facilities. The tower currently includes 11 floors, and is vertically expandable to include an additional 15 floors (11 lab floors plus mechanical) in the future. The building includes 35,000 sf of flexible research floors sub-divided into multiple compartments for fire separation. The entire complex is built on a four-floor plinth containing lab support space, cGMP, Central Utility Plant and Loading/Service areas.

The laboratory concept consist of open flexible laboratories with adjacent procedure rooms designed to support various research functions. The laboratory spaces are flexible to accommodate changes in researcher ratios and work methods. A shared linear equipment room provides space for freezers and other noisy, heat-producing lab equipment.

The design of the research tower demonstrates environmental responsibility through the use of energy efficient HVAC strategies and renewable building materials. Engineering highlights of the project include a glycol loop heat exchanger, real-time air sampling control suite (Aircuity System) for lab support systems, Venturi valve room pressurization control, high momentum induced flow exhausters (Strobic fans), variable volume laboratory HVAC, occupancy sensor lighting control/daylighting and a LEED gold rating.

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