IDEXX Synergy Center
Creating a Healthier Environment
The IDEXX World Campus Synergy Center demonstrates our commitment to community through stewardship of the environment. For that reason, the facility was designed and constructed to meet U.S. Green Building Council standards for LEED* certification.
The abundance of open space and state-of-the-art connective technology offer collaborative opportunities. Collaboration and innovation are key drivers for continued growth as a company. Further, we advance our commitment to employee wellness by providing a fitness center, a health clinic and a dining venue focused on healthy food. The environmental design and functional features of the building regarding light, space and air flows help promote healthy living as well as environmental sustainability.
Our World Campus reflects our commitment to our employees, innovation and sustainability. Our new Synergy Center is designed to provide an environment in and around the building that inspires achievement of these goals.
Jon Ayers, CEO, IDEXX Laboratories
Highlights of the Synergy Center’s green design elements
Site design. The building utilizes the natural space of the property, exceeding county regulations for the protection of the surrounding habitat.
Storm water channels. Runoff controls are in place to manage infiltration and erosion, minimizing harm to natural water flows.
Preferred parking. Prime spaces are offered to owners of low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, and to carpooling participants.
Low water use. Sensor-activated sink faucets, low-flow shower heads, waterless urinals and dual-flush toilets reduce by 30 percent the water used in a typical office space of similar size.
Water-efficient landscaping. Site landscaping features plants that require minimal maintenance and no irrigation.
Energy and atmosphere
Energy efficiency. Operations costs are cut significantly by HVAC design, under-floor air-flow delivery, automated system controls, environmental monitoring and the use of natural light. Sensor-monitored LED lighting is up to 75 percent more efficient than fluorescent systems.
Green sources. Energy credit purchases ensure an electricity supply generated by certified green sources, including solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and low-impact hydro power.
Materials and resources
Recycled materials. More than 20 percent of building construction material was derived from recycled materials, including structural steel, ductwork, and ceiling and carpet tiles.
Regionally-sourced materials. More than 10 percent of building material was recovered or manufactured within 500 miles of the site.
Construction waste management. More than 75 percent of construction waste was redirected to the recycling stream.
Indoor environmental quality
Air quality. Monitors throughout the building check carbon monoxide levels and adjust delivery of fresh outside air to exceed normal standards by 30 percent.
Emission restrictions. Low-emission, low VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials are used, reducing indoor air contaminants from products such as adhesives, sealants, paints, finish coatings, flooring and composite wood materials.
Outside views. More than 90 percent of occupants can see outdoors from their workspaces.
Innovation and design process
Visitors welcome. IDEXX provides tours showcasing the facility’s green-building features. Submit Tour Request.
Green-seal cleaning. Comprehensive janitorial processes include the use of environmentally friendly and recycled-content products and cleaning agents.
*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design