Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory

Entrance to the Diagnostic Laboratory tucked between newly planted trees.
Over half of the grounds surrounding the Diagnostic Lab are being restored and protected with native or adaptive plants.

NYS Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 

LEED Certified Gold

In addition to achieving such a high standard in environmental design, this new facility will benefit sustainability efforts by providing space for research projects aimed at developing the next generation of tests and reagents needed to keep ahead of the emerging diseases that threaten animal and human health, food safety, and the economic viability of the agriculture industry.

On the LEED-certified scorecard, NYS Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory scored 42 out of 69 possible points. For a full breakdown, review the report on the US Green Buildings Certification (USGBC) website.

Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation & Design Accredited Professional
Points Earned 10 / 14 4 / 5 5 / 17 5 / 13 13 / 15 4 / 4 1 / 1

Project Highlights

The Grand Opening of the New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the 2010 New York State Veterinary Conference.

The NYS Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory project is protecting/restoring 54% of the project site using native and/or adaptive vegetative plantings.

The efficient plumbing fixtures installed in the building will result in water savings of over 40%.

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