We recognize our responsibility to environmental protection as well as the health, wellness and safety of our employees and guests.
We are committed to achieving the highest standards in environmental preservation and employee wellness.
Our R&D campus in Billerica, Massachusetts is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified for its energy efficient and environmentally friendly design. The green facility was designed to create a healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving environment that fosters collaboration, teamwork and creativity among the employees that work there.
The building's green features include high efficiency chillers and boilers; energy efficient cooling towers and air distribution systems; a low flow water system; and energy efficient lighting and controls. Natural light is maximized throughout the building with solar panels to generate electrical power for the lobby area, along with a daylight monitoring system throughout the building to reduce electrical usage. In addition, more than 20% of the building contains recycled materials and 95% of the building construction waste was recycled, including brick and steel materials.
EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc. is the first recipient to receive WELL Gold certification in North America for “New and Existing Buildings”.
In early 2018, Project Sagamore, the organization’s newest building endeavor in Billerica, achieved WELL Certified™ status Gold Level. The prestigious distinction was awarded through the International Well Building Institute’s (IWBI) WELL Building™ Standard.
To learn more about this certification, and how its improving employees’ nutrition, fitness, mood and performance, read the full press release here.