600 Grant Street

Technology Specifications

  • Completed a lighting retrofit on all tenant and mechanical floors and stairwells
  • Installed digital controls on all fans, as well as variable frequency drives to improve HVAC efficiency
  • Used water-saving fixtures for bathroom renovations
  • Conducted a building-wide electronics recyclying program
  • Installed an electric car charging station in the garage
  • Added new bike racks on the plaza and in the garage
  • 11,500 volt primary feeders through 8 high-voltage risers with 3 transformers for every 5 floors
  • 600 Grant Street is the only building in downtown Pittsburgh that is supplied with un-transformed 11,500 volt power; allowing more efficient distribution throughout the building
  • The public utility provides 600 Grant Street with 4 separate, isolated feeder circuits from 2 separate power grid connections (unique in Pittsburgh)
  • Each feeder circuit capable of independently supplying the power needs of the building
  • No major power failure in 30 years; redundant system means very low risk for a major outage
    All copper wiring
  • Unique main power distribution system minimizes high intensity transient surges and other power quality anomalies that are not always resolved with UPS and TVSS devices
  • EMI surveys reveal no occurrences detrimental to modern computers
  • Excellent power quality, harmonics characteristics
  • Virtually 100% cellular floor system allows electrical and data outlets anywhere in tenant's space
  • (2) 800 kW, 1,000 kva Diesel generators provide emergency power @ 480V, 1,200 amps each
  • Building automatically transfers to Emergency power if outside power source fails
  • Semi-annual power system testing and maintenance
  • Full Service Network
  • ComCast
  • Verizon
  • Quest
  • Rooftop antenna space available (600 Grant Street is the tallest building in Pittsburgh)
  • 3 vertically stacked, electrical riser closets per floor
  • Cypress Communications
  • 8,500 ton chiller plant with total redundancy
  • Natural gas boiler plant with fuel oil back-up with total redundancy
  • Air handling equipment provides in excess of 1.2 cfm per square foot
  • Accommodates tenants with high density personnel and equipment needs
  • Provides for economical 24 x 7 operations of supplemental tenant A/C Units for computer rooms, conference centers; any 24 x 7 tenant operation
  • Tap-ins available on all tenant floors
  • 1,600 ton capacity
  • Domestic water back-up
  • 45 foot x 220 foot clear span on each side of the building; allows for maximum efficiency in layout
  • Excellent, building-wide vibration characteristics
  • Newly installed state-of-the-art fully addressable digital fire alarm system
  • Exterior columns are liquid-filled with antifreeze for fire-proofing up to 1,000o F
  • 3 emergency stairwells per floor
  • 48 main passenger elevators
  • 4 freight elevators, including 1 with 10,000 lb. capacity
  • $9,000,000 garage renovation completed in 2000 with a capacity for 750 cars
  • Direct connections via subway tunnel to Public Transportation
  • Easy access to interstate highways and parkways, not "buried" in downtown streets
  • Computerized Proximity Card Reader
  • Full time 24 x 7 security guard force
  • Newly installed (2002) fully digital CCTV system
  • Tenant-specific private security access allowed