Pharmaceutical company's headquarters earns LEED platinum certification
Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ headquarters in New Haven, Conn., has earned the LEED platinum certification, one of less than 15 structures in the state to receive the highest level of green building certification.
The building achieved certification for commercial interiors, according to a press release.
“In addition to supporting vital economic and social efforts in the New Haven community, we are also committed to protecting our environment through responsible and innovative business practices,” said Julie O'Neill, executive vice president and head of global operations at Alexion.
Alexion achieved LEED platinum certification for implementing measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in various areas of the building.
The company’s 14-story headquarters features a green rooftop, renewable energy sources, high-performance fixtures designed to save water and materials such as paints and adhesives that provide increased air quality for building occupants. More specifically, the building will save approximately 778,000 gallons of water per year, 50 percent of electricity will be drawn from renewable energy sources and 90 percent of occupied areas will have access to natural light.
“The work of innovative building projects, such as Alexion’s, is fundamental in transforming the way buildings are designed, built and operated,” said Judy Swann, executive director of the Connecticut Green Building Council. “Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon emissions, creating a healthier environment and reducing operating costs while prioritizing sustainable practices.”
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