Green building design

We're proud of our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings. Green buildings incorporate principles of sustainable design to reduce their environmental footprint and promote occupant health and productivity.

Here are a few of the ways in which green buildings promote occupant health and productivity:

  • Energy, water and resource efficiency
  • Practical applications of waste reduction and pollution prevention
  • Indoor air quality
  • Natural light

Design considerations for our buildings include:

  • Exterior glass walls and communal office space to allow natural light to stream into the building’s center
  • Energy and water efficient equipment and fixtures
  • Heating and cooling systems engineered to minimize energy consumption
  • Green roofs to help absorb rainfall and further insulate buildings
  • Environmentally preferable furniture and carpeting
  • Locations easily accessible by public transportation


Bristol Myers Squibb also integrated energy-conserving principles into the construction of its office building in Munich, Germany, to reduce its environmental impacts and create a healthy workplace for employees. Together with Vivico, we utilized both innovative, state-of-the-art technologies and a holistic approach in the design, construction and use of the building. A key design feature is the geothermal heating and cooling system – the building is heated 100% by geothermal energy.


Our Cruiserath manufacturing site in Ireland is in the midst of a major transformation into a state-of-the-art biologics facility. As a result of this work, two buildings were awarded LEED Silver – the lab/office building and the cell culture facility. Our Cruiserath facilities also operate to the European Energy Management standard EN 16001.


United States



Our Devens facility in Massachusetts is a state-of-the-art biologics manufacturing facility. We were awarded LEED Gold certification for the laboratory/administration building and LEED Silver certification for the cell culture manufacturing facility. Additional expansions in recent years have incorporated these green building principles as well. The new biologics development building received LEED Silver, and the manufacturing building was recognized as LEED Certified. 

New Jersey

Our state-of-the-art office building in Princeton Pike, NJ, incorporates a number of green building elements, including rooftop solar panels, thermal storage, radiant floor heating, daylight harvesting and porous pavement. As a result of these efforts, the main facility achieved LEED Gold certification, and a smaller outbuilding on the site was recognized as LEED Silver.

Major renovations at our research and development hub in Lawrenceville, NJ, have garnered three additional LEED certifications – Gold for Module D, and Silver for Modules A and E, respectively.

Washington, DC

Our ZymoGenetics research facility received silver LEED certification.