Perkins Eastman
Case Study 4:

East End Cooperative Ministry

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Energy and Envelope

  • Ground source heat pump system with 40 geothermal wells under parking lot
  • 33% energy savings over code-minimum building ($24,500/year savings)
  • R-30 walls, R-40 roof
  • Glazing type-tuned to orientation
  • Operable windows and ceiling fans reduce energy and increase occupant control and comfort
  • 40.5 KBTU/sf site EUI
  • 100% electricity purchased from renewable resources
  • 80% of the construction waste diverted from site
  • Central courtyard and roof terrace provide strong connections to the outdoors