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Kana Pipeline Deploys Green Storm Drainage Systems in Caltech’s Lab

The Pipeline Construction of Kana Pipeline has won the LEED-NC Platinum designation presented by USGBC. This Platinum-certified laboratory is the nation’s only premier laboratory facility located in a renovated historically registered building.

Storm Drainage Systems and Green Construction

The Linde Robinson Laboratory of Caltech was constructed to be a representation of material competency and resource efficiency. It is distinguished as one of the greenest science facilities.
Erected in 1932, the innovative 38,686 sq.ft. Robinson astrophysics laboratory building was one among the three buildings constructed inside the Caltech campus. The design reflects the architecture of the Palomar Observatory, in north San Diego County, CA.

In December 2010, the underground pipeline installation project was initiated by Kana pipeline. According to Eugene Figueros, Kana’s Project Manager, the significant achievement of Kana’s project was the installation of stormwater storage systems, wherein an underground fiberglass tank measuring 57’ long by 12’ diameter was set up. This tank is large enough to contain 40,000 Gal of water. In order to collect stormwater, this tank was connected to a network of HDPE drainage pipe.

In August 2011, commercialization was initiated inside the newly renovated building. LEED NC Platinum rating was formally presented by USGBC on January 3, 2012.

Linde Robinson Laboratory’s renovation was followed by an inaugural ceremony on January 24, 2012. Eminent guests at the event include Geological & Planetary Sciences Division Chair Ken Farley, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) trustee Sue Woolsey, Caltech President Jean-Lou Chameau, Caltech and trustee and donor Ronald Linde.


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