Wake Forest BioTech Place, a former tobacco warehouse and machine shop that has been redeveloped into a 240,000-square-foot research, lab and classroom facility, has achieved LEED® Gold certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.
The LEED program recognizes the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
Cassidy Turley manages the property on behalf of owner Wexford Science +Technology. Cassidy Turley’s Property Management and Sustainability Services divisions worked with Baltimore-based Wexford and anchor tenant Wake Forest Health Sciences to bring the building at 575 N. Patterson Ave. in Winston-Salem to LEED Gold standard.
"With each new LEED-certified building, we get one step closer to USGBC’s vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. "As the newest member of the LEED family of green buildings, Wake Forest BioTech Place is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement."
Wexford is currently redeveloping another building next to Wake Forest BioTech Place. Cassidy Turley also has partnered with Wexford on property management and sustainability measures at several other projects, including the Bio-Research & Development Growth Park at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, the University of Maryland BioPark in Baltimore and University BioPark at IIT in Chicago.