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Construction on the Brigham Building for the Future (BBF) is moving along, with an expected opening in fall 2016. The 12-story, 675,000-square-foot LEED Gold-certified building will include research laboratories, outpatient clinical space, a state-of-the-art imaging facility and a conference and teaching center. The first and second floors will house ambulatory clinics dedicated to orthopedics, rheumatology and the neurosciences, and clinical groups and labs from across BWH’s campus will come together in the new space to bring clinical advances from the bench to the bedside.

The building will incorporate a number of innovative features, including a roof garden to reduce storm water runoff and a cogeneration plant that will enable BWH to make enough electricity to power about 80 percent of the BBF and Shapiro Center’s electrical needs. A bridge walkway will connect the new building to the Shapiro Center, and 400 spaces of underground parking will be available for patients and employees. The facility will also include a café with tables and lounge seating.