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646 VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System-University Dr.
University Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
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Building 1 is an 11-story structure built in the early 1950s. A clinical addition was made during the 1980s, with a separate chiller plant. Through a continuous, planned M&R process, the HVAC system has been upgraded over the past 7 years. ECC controls and control valves were put in place first to establish a solid foundation for improving the delivery of conditioned air and providing efficiently chilled water. Also, M&R and project related space changes all incorporated high-tech energy-efficient lighting and exit signs.




"VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is pleased to have earned the Environmental Protection Agency's prestigious ENERGY STAR award for operating an energy-efficient medical center that conserves resources. We are proud to provide quality healthcare for our veterans and make the city of Pittsburgh, PA a better, more environmentally friendly place to live."
-- Michael Moreland, Medical Center Director, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Department of Veterans Affairs or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
Department of Veterans Affairs

Property Manager:*
Department of Veterans Affairs

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2002 (86)

Facility Type: Hospital (General Medical & Surgical)

Total Floorspace: 758350 sf

Year Constructed: 1953

Contract Type: Internal Resources
Financing Type: Internal Capital

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies