NYS Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 

LEED Certified Gold


The NYS Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory was dedicated in a ceremony on October 1, 2010 and is slated to achieve a LEED rating of Gold. 

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.

In addition to achieving such a high standard in environmental design, this new facility will benefit sustainability efforts through 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.

Total Score: 42 out of 69 possible points.


How is Green Measured?

Sustainable Sites
Water Efficiency
Energy / Atmosphere
Materials / Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation & Design
Accredited Professional
Possible Points
14 5 17 13 15 4 1
Earned Points
10 4 5 5 13 4 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 a water savings of over 40%.


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