EMD Serono's Project SagaMORE Named 2018 Green Building of the Year

Published 1-9-2019
  • EMD Serono - Project SagaMORE
  • EMD Serono - Project SagaMORE
  • EMD Serono - Project SagaMORE
  • EMD Serono - Project SagaMORE
  • EMD Serono - Project SagaMORE

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig.

  • EMD Serono - Project SagaMORE

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig.

  • EMD Serono - Project SagaMORE

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig.

  • EMD Serono - Project SagaMORE

    Courtesy of Ellenzweig.

EMD Serono’s Project SagaMORE has been named the 2018 Green Building of the Year by the Massachusetts chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Located on EMD Serono's biopharmaceutical manufacturing campus in Billerica, the two-story, 30,000-sf addition offers open-plan work areas, a central auditorium, and numerous meeting spaces to support the development of advanced medical therapies. The $12 million project has jointly achieved WELL Gold certification for New & Existing Construction. Designed by Ellenzweig and Intec Group, the biophilic facility features sit-stand desks, a collaborative staircase, circadian rhythm LED lighting, and low-VOC interior furnishings and finishes. LEED NC Gold sustainable design certification is being sought for the project, which is expected to attain a 42 percent water use reduction, a 30 percent energy cost reduction, and an 82 percent reduction in construction waste. The project team included general contractor JLL, MEP/FP/telecom engineer Bard, Rao & Athanas, structural engineer LeMessurier Consultants, and civil engineer and landscape architect BSC Group. The existing building has attained LEED Platinum certification.

Related Organizations
Ellenzweig
Architect of Record/Design Architect
Intec Group
Collaborating Architect
JLL
General Contractor
Bard, Rao & Athanas Consulting Engineers
MEP/FP/Telecom Engineer
LeMessurier Consultants Inc.
Structural Engineer
BSC Group
Civil Engineer and Landscape Architect