CJL Engineering provided the professional mechanical and electrical consulting services for Water’s Edge, an innovative new exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
Water’s Edge, a LEED Compliant project, was designed for polar bears, sea otters, and walruses. Each aquatic species has its own indoor holding facility and outdoor pool. A vegetative green roof was installed over the building for aesthetics, as well as additional insulation. There are more than 450,000 gallons of chilled seawater in the outdoor pools, maintained between 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit. Water’s Edge opened in November 2006, and was featured on CNN.