GHD was instrumental in the renovation of the existing 23
story, 137,000 square foot Geneva Tower building
located in downtown Syracuse. The 1974 building was completely
gutted and renovated to include two floors of common spaces and 21
floors of apartments for students attending the Upstate Medical
GHD provided HVAC, plumbing, fire protection
and electrical design and construction administration services for
the project. We also served as the LEED consultant for the owner,
design team and construction manager and verified that all systems
were working as efficiently as possible and in accordance with the
contract documents. This included facilitating the LEED
certification process and creating a roadmap to guide the inclusion
of sustainable concepts and processes into the project. As a
result, we identified that the renovated building would use 40
percent less energy.
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