The adaptive re-use project of Mill 19 at the Almono Development will house Pittsburgh’s high-tech and incubator industries in a sustainable, net-zero energy development.
Mill 19 is situated in the 178-acre brownfield Almono development along the Monongahela River. The adaptive re-use building will be a multi-tenant tech and flex office building.
Atelier Ten performed daylight analysis and studied the spatial Daylight Autonomy (sDA) for the three stories of the Proposed Phase 1 Building at Mill 19. By benchmarking the daylight performance of the proposed design and identifying problematic areas, Atelier Ten tested the impact of alternative design configurations for daylight performance.
A detailed whole building energy analysis conducted by Atelier Ten evaluated the proposed designs and suggested energy efficiency measures for the envelope, lighting, and HVAC systems.
Atelier Ten provided guidance on envelope design, taking advantage of the existing shell of the mill for insulation, while still incorporating adequate glass facades for optimal daylighting.
Mill 19 will be a net-zero project, served by a district energy system and a roof-mounted photovoltaic array, a hallmark building for the region.