ASU BioScience Center

Designed to be LEED® Certified, ASU BioScience Center is one of four buildings within the BioDesign Institute located at the Tempe campus. The Institute represents the university’s goal to create state-of-the-art facilities to attract leading researchers around the globe.

Aqua Engineering designed the irrigation system for the surrounding landscape to use harvested water from on-site cooling towers. A submersible booster pump system with level controls was designed to pump the recovered condensate from the towers to the irrigation system. Provisions were made for the use of a backup potable irrigation water supply.

The drip irrigation system includes separate laterals for trees and shrubs to accommodate variations in root zone depths and the unique water requirements of different species.  The site achieved LEED Silver certification in 2006.