We're happy to share EMDSerono's Project Sagamore facility has won both the 2018 Green Building of the Year award, and the 2018 Market Leader for Health & Wellness award at the 2018 Green Building Showcase hosted by the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter.
The USGBC MA’s Green Building Showcase celebrates the best efforts in Massachusetts to advance sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment.
Project SagaMORE is a 30,000 SF expansion of EMD Serono's R&D campus in Billerica, and was designed to enhance EMD’s progressive work culture through employee engagement, well-being, technology, and biophilic design. Designed by Ellenzweig, the project's primary design challenge was to expand and improve upon the existing, 24,000 SF office building to produce a unified solution, while achieving both WELL Gold and LEED NC v2009 certification.
The SagaMORE project at EMD Serono is currently pending LEED NC v2009 certification. It is expected to achieve a 42% water use reduction, 30% energy cost reduction, and 82% reduction in construction waste. The existing, renovated office space it annexes, Project Bridgeway, previously achieved LEED CI v2009 Platinum in 2015.
Both the existing office and annex have jointly achieved WELL Certification Gold certification for New Construction from the International Well Building Institute (IWBI). In so far as its WELL Certification, the EMD facility establishes many records. It is the:
1st New & Existing Building WELL Certified Gold project in the US
2nd New & Existing Building WELL Certified Gold project in the World
3rd New & Existing Building WELL Certified project in the US
4th New & Existing Building WELL Certified project in the World
38th certified WELL project of any type in the US
80th certified WELL project of any type in the World
The Green Engineer has collaborated on three projects at EMD Serono's Billerica Campus: Project Unity, the development of a new, 140,000 SF research and administrative facility complete with labs and a vivarium; Project Bridgeway, the conversion of a 20,000 sf manufacturing facility into office space; and Project SagaMORE, a 30,000 sf addition to the existing, renovated office space (Project Bridgeway).