Genzyme embarks on nation's first green research lab

10/6/2005 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

In what company officials hope will be the nation's first research lab to receive a green building certification, Cambridge, Mass., biotechnology company Genzyme is starting construction on a new laboratory in Framingham, Mass., scheduled to open in 2007. The six-story, glass-walled lab is part of a $210 million manufacturing and research expansion for the company, and the building will include such eco-friendly features as use of exterior "sunscreen shelves" that shade windows from heat and a rooftop heat-transfer system to warm outside air.

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