Celerion is committed to creating a healthy work environment, reducing our environment footprint and delivering more efficiency for clients.
Celerion’s facility in Phoenix, Arizona was awarded LEED® Silver, established by the USA Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). This is the first research clinic of its type in the USA to achieve LEED®’s Existing Building, Operations and Maintenance certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use.
Celerion achieved certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operation & Maintenance rating system for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies to make it the first research clinic of its type in the country to attain such an honor. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
The certification demonstrates Celerion’s commitment to creating a healthy work environment, reducing our environment footprint and delivering more efficiency for clients.
LEED certification of Celerion was based on a number of green sustainable practices, and design & construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. Some of these practices and features include:
- Metering faucets, and ultra-low flow shower heads and aerators that contributed to a 25% reduction in water use
- Collection of 73% of the precipitation falling on the entire site and grounds to reuse for irrigation or evapotranspirates
- Water efficient landscaping by using a micro-irrigation system and native, adaptive plants
- 39% participation in the Alternative Transportation/Trip Reduction Program to offset conventional automobile commuting
- 80% reuse and recycling of consumable waste and 100% reuse, recycling of durable goods
- Building systems perform 20% better than the national average for optimizing energy efficiency