Women & Infants Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

LID Type: Infiltration / Drywell

Use: Institutional

Installer: Walsh Brothers

Designer/Developer: Anshen + Allen (Architect) and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (Civil Engineer)

Install Date: 2008-2009

Address: 101 Dudley Street

Town: Providence

Zip Code: 02905

County: Providence

Contact: Kimberly Silvestri | Director, Women & Infants Hospital Facilities Development and Space Planning | 401.277.3697 | ksilvestri@wihri.org

The South Pavilion, Women & Infants Hospital’s new 140,000 square-foot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) thoughtfully connects five floors of programming space over a former brownfield site in a bustling urban environment. The state-of-the-art, single-bed NICU project, the first of its kind in the country, implemented several sustainable site strategies, including a stormwater system that reduces the burden on city infrastructure by capturing rainwater and directing it to an underground filtration system, allowing it to permeate into the ground. The system is intended to supplement Providence’s aging and overburdened drainage infrastructure, which the city has encouraged larger buildings to consider in recent years. The filtration system, located below one of the new parking lots, consists of a series of plastic chambers fed by pipes running from various roof structures of the South Pavilion. Stormwater runs through the pipes into the underground chambers, where water is stored and allowed to slowly infiltrate into the ground below. Completed in September 2009, the South Pavilion project was certified LEED Gold in February 2010 by the United States Green Building Council, the first new hospital construction in New England to receive this level of certification.

Address: 101 Dudley Street, Providence, 0290