Materials chosen for our buildings are durable and environmentally friendly. We employ the highest standards to reduce energy and water intensity, minimize waste and protect indoor air quality.
We document our green building accomplishments through certification from the US Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and self-reporting for compliance with the Guiding Principles for Federal Sustainable Building’s. We have achieved our goal for 17% of existing buildings to meet green building requirements. We will continue thoughtful, smart design and incorporate sustainability into all building projects.
Argonne LEED Buildings
Several of Argonne’s most recent campus additions have achieved certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the US Green Building Council.
The Advanced Protein Characterization Facility is Argonne’s trailblazing facility where genomic, macromolecular crystallography and synthetic biology research is conducted.
The Energy Sciences Building is a sustainable interdisciplinary sciences laboratory designed to encourage collaboration among the country’s leading energy-related scientists.
The Center for Nanoscale Materials is Argonne’s premier user facility that provides expertise, instruments and infrastructure for interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology research.
The Materials Design Laboratory, Argonne’s next new building, will allow scientists to discover new materials, understand how they work and put them to use.
Other Federal Sustainable Buildings
We have applied the Guiding Principles for Federal Sustainable Building’s at 11 additional buildings on campus to improve environmental performance and enhance user experience. The result is more efficient buildings and better workspace to foster innovation and collaboration. Highlighted accomplishments include the Enterprise Data Center (EDC) and Laboratory and Office Modules (LOMs) at Advance Photon Source (APS).