KlingStubbins-Designed BioSquare Lab Goes Green

Jan. 1, 2008

BOSTON, MA - 670 Albany Street at BioSquare, designed by KlingStubbins of Cambridge, MA,
was recently awarded LEED® Certification by the US Green Building Council. This facility is the third state-of-the-art laboratory and research building in Boston's largest research park, and represents the Cambridge office's third LEED® Certified project. Jones Lang LaSalle is the development manager, leasing agent, property manager, and construction manager for the project.


The 176,000-square-foot, eight-story facility is located in Boston's South End neighborhood. The BioSquare complex has been built to support innovation in biomedical research and science with the most modern, sophisticated, energy-efficient building systems. Recognizing that all laboratory buildings have significant energy loads and high impacts on natural resources and the environment, an Environmental Design Program was incorporated into the facility, which involved a comprehensive rebate program with the local utility company NStar.


The green design used at 670 Albany Street includes a 20% savings in energy consumption; a 40% reduction
in water usage; clean-up of a former industrial site in a dense, urban neighborhood with connections to public
transportation; the recycling of more than 90% of construction waste; the use of low-emitting and recycled
construction materials; the purchase of green power; sustainable landscaping; and floor plates designed for views to the outside and daylight penetration.


"We initiated the LEED® Core & Shell Pilot Program at the start of pre-development back in 2003, and the investors bought in on the idea. 670 Albany Street is the first and only LEED® Certified investor developer lab building in the Greater Boston area," said Jones Lang LaSalle Senior Vice President Tom Hamill. "We are proud to be an innovative and sustainable leader in the real estate industry and the developer and tenants are already seeing real tangible returns because of its certification. It is a win-win for the landlord and tenant."

670 Albany Street is being occupied by Boston University and Boston Medical Center with uses including Pathology, Bioengineering, and a shared vivarium. BioSquare is a biomedical research and business park directly adjacent to Boston University Medical Center. The project is designed to support innovation in biomedical research and science, and promote novel partnerships between academia and industry.

As a design firm for some of the world's largest clients, KlingStubbins is committed to improving the environment. The firm currently has 94 LEED® Accredited Professionals and has designed four LEED® Certified projects throughout the United States.


KlingStubbins provides professional design services in all major disciplines including architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and landscape architecture. The firm comprises more than 540 professionals in its Cambridge, MA; Las Vegas, NV; Philadelphia, PA; Raleigh, NC; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, DC offices. Its areas of market focus and specialization include Corporate/Commercial, Government, Health Care, Higher Education, Hospitality/Entertainment, Institutional/Civic, Mission Critical, and Research and Development. KlingStubbins can be found online at www.klingstubbins.com.


Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), the only real estate money management and services firm named to FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and Forbes magazine's "400 Best Big Companies," has  approximately 160 offices worldwide and operates in more than 450 cities in over 50 countries. With 2006 revenue of more than $2.0 billion, the company provides comprehensive integrated real estate and investment management expertise on a local, regional, and global level to owner, occupier, and investor clients. Jones Lang LaSalle is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services with a portfolio of approximately 1.3 billion SF worldwide. In 2006, the firm completed capital markets sales and acquisitions, debt financing, and equity placements on assets and portfolios valued at $70.9 billion. LaSalle Investment Management, the company's investment management business, is one of the world's largest and most diverse real estate money management firms, with approximately $46.9 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.joneslanglasalle.com.

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