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JLL Construction Helps EMD Serono Achieve LEED Platinum

BILLERICA, February 26, 2015 – EMD Serono’s Sagamore Building, a transformational office space built by JLL Construction, has earned LEED Platinum Certification, the highest level of certification awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The 14,000-square-foot building is located on EMD’s Billerica campus.

Led by the EMD Serono facilities group, the team involved in the LEED submission included: JLL Construction, architect Ellenzweig, MEP engineer BR+A, structural engineer LeMessurier Consultants, LEED consultant The Green Engineer, and commissioning agent DMI. The team was recognized at a ceremony last week, and was honored by Jim Newman, Chair of the Board of the Massachusetts United States Green Building Council Chapter, as well as EMD Serono President and Managing Director Paris Panayiotopoulos.

The construction of the Sagamore Building included the complete renovation of a former lab building on site adding a mezzanine level, multiple stairways, and significant system and building upgrades. It offers a biopharmaceutical working environment where Research and Development project teams can collaborate, communicate and share knowledge in the pursuit of new therapies for patients with unmet medical needs around the world.

The JLL Construction team was: Managing Director Peter Stankiewicz, Project Executive Larry Carpenter, Superintendent Dan Browne and Estimator Greg Steele.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.6 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

(Photo caption) Left to right: Chair of the Board of the Massachusetts United States Green Building Council Chapter Jim Newman, JLL’s Larry Carpenter and Peter Stankiewicz, EMD Serono’s Paris Panayiotopoulos, and Dan Browne of JLL.