NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) and The Connecticut Green
Building Council (CTGBC) today announced that Alexion's global
headquarters at 100 College Street in New Haven has achieved LEED
Platinum certification for Commercial Interiors. LEED Platinum is the
highest level of green building certification through the U.S. Green
Building Council (USGBC) and Alexion is one of less than 15 buildings in
Connecticut to earn this prestigious certification.
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"In addition to supporting vital economic and social efforts in the New
Haven community, we are also committed to protecting our environment
through responsible and innovative business practices," said Julie
O'Neill, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Operations at
Alexion. "Alexion's global headquarters represents best-in-class design,
construction, maintenance and operation of a green building and we are
very proud to be certified as LEED Platinum."
Alexion achieved LEED Platinum certification for implementing measurable
strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in various
areas of building. The Company's 14-story global headquarters features a
green roof top, renewable energy sources, high-performance fixtures
designed to save water, and materials such as paints and adhesives that
provide increased air quality for building occupants. More specifically,
the building will save approximately 778,000 gallons of water per year,
50 percent of electricity will be drawn from renewable energy sources,
and 90 percent of occupied areas will have access to natural light,
among other benefits.
"The work of innovative building projects, such as Alexion's, is
fundamental in transforming the way buildings are designed, built and
operated," said Judy Swann, Executive Director, CT Green Building
Council. "Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon
emissions, creating a healthier environment and reducing operating costs
while prioritizing sustainable practices. We congratulate Alexion on
this significant achievement."
Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and
delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and
rare disorders. Alexion is the global leader in complement inhibition
and has developed and commercializes the first and only approved
complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal
hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), two
life-threatening ultra-rare disorders. In addition, Alexion's metabolic
franchise includes two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies
for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare disorders,
hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D).
Alexion is advancing its rare disease pipeline with highly innovative
product candidates in multiple therapeutic areas. More information about
Alexion can be found at: www.alexion.com.
About the U.S. Green Building Council and the CT Green Building
The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit trade organization that
promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built and
operated. The LEED certification program was developed to provide
property owners and operators with strategies for improving the
performance of buildings through energy savings, water efficiency,
indoor environmental quality, stewardship of resources and other
measures. By using less energy, LEED-certified buildings save money,
reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a healthier
environment for residents, workers and the larger community. More
information about the U.S. Green Building Council is available at www.usgbc.org.
The Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) is a chapter of the U.S.
Green Building Council. CTGBC seeks to improve the quality of life in
Connecticut through the promotion of intelligently designed and
constructed high performance energy efficient buildings. More
information about the Connecticut Green Building Council can be found at http://ctgbc.org.
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Kim Diamond, 475-230-3775
CT Green Building Council
Source: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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