Sustainability key focus in Neuroscience Research Building construction

This rendering shows a large rooftop terrace on the third floor of the Neuroscience Research Building that can be used as a gathering place for employees and as an event space. Trees, such as elms, junipers and magnolias, will provide shade to help reduce heat during hotter months.
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The Neuroscience Research Building under construction on the Washington University Medical Campus promises great discoveries in an environmentally friendly building that meets sustainability goals. The completed structure will contain energy-efficient, low-energy research freezers in laboratories; electric charging stations in the parking garage; and numerous other sustainability-focused elements.