Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Exhibit Staging Center

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Year of Completion: 2019
Architect: FortyEighty Architecture
Contractor: Iams Consulting, LLC
Electrical Engineer: Hanlon Electric
Size of Building: 10,670 sq. ft.
Emergency Lighting System: Central
Battery System




Formerly an old public works site, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Exhibit Staging Center is continuing to lead the charge in innovative sustainable building design and construction. This project showcases the latest advancements in green building technology, transforming a dilapidated space on a former brownfield site into a safe, healthy environment for people, plants and animals.

Signtex was proud to be offered an opportunity to propose a complete emergency lighting system for this unique, high-efficiency adaptive reuse building project on the Phipps Conservatory Campus, built to meet the standards of the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge. This project minimizes reliance on the national power grid, through the use of advanced Photo-Voltaic (PV) power supplies for many systems in the building, including all LED lighting. Power from the PV system is supplied to battery banks, thence to DC-DC power supplies with output at 24 VDC for normal lighting throughout the building.