Construction is under way on the Ohio State University Medical Center "CarePoint" facility at 6515 Pullman Drive in the Olentangy Crossings development.

Construction is under way on the Ohio State University Medical Center "CarePoint" facility at 6515 Pullman Drive in the Olentangy Crossings development.

It is expected to be complete in the fall of 2010.

"The building will have 30,000 square feet," said David Crawford, OSU spokesperson. CarePoint medical services will include family practice, general internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, sports medicine, orthopedics, physical therapy and imaging.

"This office will create 50 new jobs in the first year," Crawford wrote in an e-mail.

OSU chose to open a facility in the Orange Township area because of "its growth, the centralized and accessible location, the community's need of primary care and other health services in a convenient location," and because the OSU "Medical Center did not have any outpatient facility in this area," Crawford wrote.

The building interior will include many environmentally friendly and energy-efficient features, Crawford said.

An architect for the project, Kris Nankivell, of Andrews Architects, detailed those features:

The heating and cooling systems are designed to minimize energy consumption and have control systems that adjust the equipment to respond to specific occupancy loads and ambient weather conditions. Also, the main equipment utilizes environmentally friendly, non-ozone depleting refrigerant. The interior lighting systems are designed to minimize energy consumption through the use of high-efficiency lamps and ballasts. In addition, most rooms have motion sensors to turn off the lights when the rooms are unoccupied. Interior wall finishes include paint products and wall coverings of both post-consumer and pre-consumer content and low volatile organic compounds for a healthier indoor environment. The flooring includes as much as 25 percent recycled content. The carpet can be fully recycled into materials for subsequent uses. The window treatments are cloth that can be reclaimed and recycled.