Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Headquarters Initiatives
The new Dassault Systèmes Boston campus reflects our dedication to sustainable innovation. We worked with suppliers, many of them SolidWorks customers, to include the latest in “green” building technologies.To see some of these innovations in action, come visit us for a campus tour. Available upon request, please inquire with the Boston Campus Green Team at Boston.GreenTeam@3DS.com.
Environmental initiatives at the campus have earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council:
- Construction of the new campus re-used over 60,000 tons of old concrete, masonry block, steel, and glass from the previous building onsite for structural fill, and 2,000 tons of recycled steel in the new building; the recycling effort eliminated 2,100 truck trips and saved nearly $500,000
- Building Design incorporates high-efficiency HVAC (reducing usage and expense more than 20%), low-flow plumbing (reducing water use more than 40%), an energy-efficient cafeteria kitchen (for a 30% savings), and smart light sensors, energy-efficient gym equipment, and “badge-in” printing to reduce energy and resource consumption in daily work
- Building Maintenance uses eco-friendly “green” housekeeping supplies for environmental protection and employee health
- Landscaping incorporates native, drought-resistant plantings, with storm water captured for irrigation, and an on-site pond to clean water runoff before discharge into the surrounding watershed