Sartorius Stedim Filters (LEED Platinum, New Construction, 2009)

Sartorius is the first company worldwide to have a LEED Platinum-certified manufacturing facility for the biopharmaceutical industry. The Project's energy and water efficiency strategies save Sartorius Stedim approximately $500,000 per year.
Green Architects, Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Latin America

Yauco, Puerto Rico

A COMBINATION CLEAN ROOM MANUFACTURING CENTER/OFFICE Sartorius Stedim Filters manufactures specialized filtration and fluid management systems for the pharmaceutical-biotechnical industry.  The facility includes two ISO 100,000 PPM cleanroom manufacturing areas, offices, laboratory, conference area, and employee lounge.

The facility is connected to an 88,000 sf warehouse and product distribution center that provides manufacturing components, and stores and ships finished product orders.

Area: 55,000 square feet

Budget:  $15 million

Completion date: June 2012

Design-build partners: Hector M. Varela, Inc

Services provided: Design, construction & permit documents; construction phase services; LEED strategies; commissioning and energy modeling services.

Energy and environmental design strategies incorporated: Low-impact urban site design; 75% potable water savings; 35% less energy consumption following ASHRAE 90.1 2007 guidelines; 80% construction debris waste diverted; Measurement and Verification plan for energy and water; solar photovoltaic system provides 10% of total project energy; Interior Environmental Quality focus: ASHRAE ventilation and thermal control; interior air quality management during construction; low-emitting interior and exterior finish materials and modular furnishings.

Key Achievements

  • The project's energy and water efficiency strategies save Sartorius Stedim approximately $500,000 per year.
  • The project is certified LEED-NC v3 Platinum, and is the first Pharma-Bio Clean Room Manufacturing facility to acquire LEED Platinum certification.
  • Pieri Architects is working with Sartorius Stedim in the pursuit of a LEED for Existing Buildings version 3 certification.

Energy and environmental design strategies incorporated:

Energy consumption reduction
Water savings
Construction waste diverted