The building has an open layout that encourages interaction and collaboration between researchers. It contains meeting rooms, common areas, break rooms, conference rooms and other public and private spaces where researchers can meet both formally and informally. Much of the office space is arranged in an open configuration to promote interaction among the occupants.
The building also incorporates several design features that will increase energy efficiency. For example, the building's alignment, positioning of windows, and the layout of office space allow natural light to enter the interior of the building and provide passive heating. The Medical Center will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, which will make CTSB the first LEED-certified building on the University of Rochester campus.
The CTSB project will have a significant economic impact. The Center for Governmental Research estimates that, once fully implemented, the NIH grant, the CTSB, and the additional activity spurred by the Institute will create hundreds of new permanent jobs both at Medical Center and in the community and an economic impact of $30 million per year. An estimated 830 construction-related jobs will be supported during the multi-year construction phase.
About the University of Rochester Medical Center
One of the nation's top academic medical centers, the University of
Rochester Medical Center forms the centerpiece of the University's health
research, teaching, patient care, and community outreach missions. The
Medical Center receives more than $230 million in external research funding
per year and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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