Roche Diagnostics Suzhou Administrative Office Building achieves LEED Platinum

Qiuhao Chen
September 10, 2018

Located in Suzhou Industrial Park, Roche Diagnostics Suzhou Administrative Office Building was awarded LEED Platinum status in July 2018. As the first Roche Diagnostics manufacturing site in Asia, it is set to fuel the rapid and continuous growth in China and the region.

Roche Diagnostics Suzhou Administrative Office Building achieves LEED Platinum

The building occupies a land plot of 2,135 square meters, with total floor space of 11,700 square meters. It was designed with four floors above ground and a basement. The building is mainly for the administrative office and conference functions and is also equipped with facilities such as a pantry, canteen and gym.

Roche Diagnostics Suzhou Administrative Office Building achieves LEED Platinum

The project was started in March 2016 and completed in April 2018, with smooth progress: on time and on budget.

After setting LEED Platinum certification as a construction goal from the outset, the project incorporated green measures into the architectural design, construction and operation principles to ensure that all were well implemented. These include:

  • Location: Reduced parking capacity, preferred parking spaces for low-emitting vehicles and carpool and a higher landscaping ratio.
  • Energy: Enhanced commissioning, high-efficiency building envelope/HVAC systems, natural gas heating (instead of the more common district heating from coal), solar hot water generation, ammonia (for the central chiller plant) and resp. propane refrigerant.
  • Water: Native plants for water-saving irrigation, water-efficient indoor appliances and fixtures.
  • Green power: Onsite solar PV power system.
  • Recycling: Waste recycled during construction and after occupancy, recycled/regional materials and FSC-certified wood floor.
  • Indoor air quality: Smoking forbidden on the whole site, increased fresh air ventilation, indoor air quality control during construction and before occupancy, low-emitting construction materials and thermal comfort assurance.

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and employed more than 94,000 people worldwide.