by Travis Leder
The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, recognizing it as best-in-class for building strategies and practices.
LEED certified buildings are known to save money and resources, promote renewable and clean energy, and provide positive health impacts on occupants.
“When making a LEED building, you are trying to make a green, or sustainable, building,” says HudsonAlpha director of operations Gregg Tyree, “For the entire life cycle of the facility, you are trying to reduce waste, pollution, operating costs and make sure that the air quality is good for those working in the building.”
The U.S. Green Building Council awarded 701 McMillian Way the LEED Core and Shell certification. The third building added to the HudsonAlpha biotech campus, 701 McMillian Way houses resident associate companies CFD Research Corporation, MVW Nutritionals along with multiple HudsonAlpha departments.
“As HudsonAlpha grows, we want to build in sustainable, resource- efficient ways. This is another example of how we look toward the future as we work daily to improve the health and well being for people in this community and beyond,” says HudsonAlpha President Rick Myers, Ph.D.
LEED certification is a step toward achieving HudsonAlpha’s strategic goal of developing the biotech campus and fostering bio- entrepreneurship.