Flad Architects

Pharmaceutical Research Facility Receives LEED® GOLD Certification

The Center for Innovative Drug Research (CIDR) has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with one of their highest levels of sustainability certification, a significant achievement for this highly complex laboratory facility.

The new CIDR brings together multiple research groups from across the client's campus into a single, 365,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that supports world-class research, fosters a community of collaboration, and inspires life-changing discoveries. As one of the largest research facilities on the West Coast, it houses drug safety evaluation, structural chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and a variety of biology laboratories, including discovery virology, clinical virology, biomarker sciences, biologics, target biology, immunology, and core services.

This client's commitment to the environment is reflected in the project team's efforts to achieve multiple sustainability and power generation goals, including:

  • Low-flow fixtures and systems reduce indoor water use by 39.25% from the annual baseline consumption of an equivalent facility – equal to 307,000 gallons of water per year.
  • Innovative exterior irrigation technologies deliver a 75% reduction in outdoor potable water use – equal to an annual reduction of 111,051 gallons.
  • Specialty lighting fixtures throughout the CIDR reduce energy costs by 13.2%.
  • A 470 kW photovoltaic system installed on the adjacent parking garage offsets electrical usage by 737,875 kWh per year.

Confidential Client > Center for Innovative Drug Research

October 22, 2021