"As the pioneer at the vanguard of the sustainability initiative in our office/ laboratory niche, Alexandria continues to build on its world class expertise and experience in its life science cluster strategy, leading the way toward implementing sustainable materials and operational performance with green technologies in the laboratory environment," said Joel S. Marcus, Chief Executive Officer of Alexandria. "We are proud to have been the first company in California to have a Core and Shell laboratory project to be LEED Silver certified and we continue to innovate with the design and construction of state-of-the-art office/laboratory spaces that meet the needs of the industry. There is also great interest in net zero energy consumption which Alexandria is heavily focused on as well."
Alexandria's high performance green buildings are equipped with high efficiency chillers and boilers, non-chemical water treatment systems and recycled materials. The buildings utilize day lighting, spectrally selective glazing, motion sensors and dimming controls. These efficiencies reduce HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) electricity consumption and decrease water use.
Mr. Marcus continued, "We have proven that life science entities do not
have to sacrifice functionality in order to be environmentally efficient.
In fact, our leading green initiatives help lower tenant costs and
operating expenses while continuing to provide entities with a
state-of-the-art work environment that fosters continued translation
|SOURCE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.|
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