Department of
Facilities Management
Brown University
Box 1941
295 Lloyd Ave.
Providence, RI 02912

Facility Emergency:
Tel: (401) 863-7800

Service Request:
Tel: (401) 863-7800

Main Office:
Tel: (401) 863-7850
Fax: (401) 863-7885

LEED ® Facts
Warren Alpert Medical Education Building
Providence, RI
LEED for New Construction, v2.2

Certified 2012

GOLD 42*
Sustainable Sites 8/14
Water Efficiency 2/5
Energy & Atmosphere 11/17
Materials & Resources 5/13
Indoor Environment Quality 11/15
Innovation & Design 5/5
* Out of possible 69

Innovation in Design (ID)
3 of 5 points attempted

IDc1.1 - Green Building Education (1/1)

IDc1.2 - Exemplary Performance SSc4.1; Alternative Transportation (1/1)

IDc1.3 - Greatly Exceed WEc3.2 Water Use Reduction (1/1)

IDc1.4 - Pilot Credit 12 (1/1)

IDc2 - LEED Accredited Professional (1/1)

Credit 1.1 - Green Building Education: The Medical Education Building uses 20% less water than stated in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 fixture performance criteria. The policy states that a building of this capacity should only use 622,693 gallons of water per year. This building only uses 365,666 gallons of water per year. Therefore, 257,027 gallons are saved each year because of the efficient water systems installed in the building.

Credit 1.2 - Exemplary Performance (SSc4.1); Alternative Transportation: Similar to the previous credit, this point states that the Medical Education Building uses 41.3% less water than stated in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 fixture performance criteria. The Medical Education Building achieved this point by utilizing low flow fixtures and occupancy sensor and low-flow urinals with dual flush system. A dual flush toilet allows the user to choose between two settings for flushing – a low amount of water, usually used for liquid waste, and a high amount of water, usually used for solid waste. This saves a significant amount of water use because it allows users to select the amount of water needed to flush the toilet.

Credit 1.3 - Greatly Exceed WEc3.2; Water Use Reduction: The water efficient systems in the Medical Education Building reduced water consumption by a total of 40.3%. The systems include dual flush toilets, high efficiency urinals, metered lavatory faucets and low flow showers. See Water Efficiency credit 3.2 Water Use Reduction.

Credit 1.4 - Pilot Credit 12: Reduced Automobile Dependence, Option 1: Transit-Served Location. The main building entrance of the project is located within a one-quarter-mile walking distance of four existing stops. The transit service at those stops provide 328 weekday trips per day and 105 weekend trips per day for occupants and visitors to the building.

Credit 2 - LEED® Accredited Professional: At least one principal participant of the Granoff Center project team was a LEED Accredited Professional. The intent of this credit is to encourage design integration and simplify the certification process.


Facilities Project Manager:  Steven Phillips
Facilities Engineer:  John Faunce King
Design Architect: Ellensweig
Civil Engineer: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc
MEP Engineer: Bard, Rao + Athanas
Commissioning: Sebesta Bloomberg
Contractor: Suffolk Construction
Sustainability Consultant/LEED Administrator: Green Engineer