PBDB earns LEED Gold

Congratulations to the University of Iowa for achieving LEED GOLD on the John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. (Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum)

Some of the sustainable considerations and strategies for the UI John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building included:
– Water Use Reduction (30%)
– Brown Field Redevelopment
– Measurement & Verification
– Construction Waste Management (Diverted over 75% from Disposal)
– Use of Certified Wood
– Recycled Content: 20%
– Regional Materials
– Enhanced Commissioning
– Optimize Energy Performance
– Low Emitting Materials
– Green Housekeeping
– Heat Island Effect (Roof & Non-Roof)
– Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan
– Alternative Transportation
..and much more.


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Welcome New Employees!

Rohrbach Assoicates PC is excited to announce the addition of three new employees to the firm.

Robert A. Lee – Architectural Technician. Tony comes to the firm with numerous years of experience in Autocad and Revit.

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Kristen M. Guillette Assoc AIA – Intern Architect. Kristen comes to us from Vermont as a recent graduate of Keene State College.

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Erin N. Owen  – Jr. Interior Designer. Erin is a recent graduate of Kirkwood Community College currently living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Welcome Kayla M. Helt

Rohrbach Associates is happy to announce a new Junior Interior Designer to the firm. Kayla M. Helt comes to us from Fort Collins, CO as a recent graduate from Colorado State University in Interior Design. Please welcome Kayla to our firm!