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R&D Facility at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Waterbury, Vermont

Project Type: Green Building and General

The existing SUSS manufacturing facility underwent extensive renovations, encompassing 32,000 square feet, to consolidate the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) research and development (R&D) departments into a single location. As part of the project, a new 5,000-square-foot mezzanine with large dormers was constructed to introduce ample natural light into the space. This project is proudly LEED-certified and includes dedicated areas for a laboratory, cafeteria, and office space.

The renovation of the SUSS manufacturing facility provided an opportunity to optimize the GMCR R&D operations by bringing various departments together under one roof. This consolidation aimed to enhance collaboration, streamline processes, and foster innovation within the organization. The addition of a new mezzanine featuring large dormers not only expanded the available space but also flooded the interior with natural light, creating a welcoming and productive environment.

With a commitment to sustainability, this project achieved LEED certification, demonstrating a focus on energy efficiency, resource conservation, and environmentally responsible design. The laboratory space was thoughtfully designed to meet the specific requirements of GMCR’s research and development activities, providing a controlled and functional environment for experimentation and analysis. The cafeteria area was carefully designed to accommodate the needs of employees, providing a comfortable and inviting space for meals and breaks. Office spaces were also included, offering a productive work environment for the R&D teams.

The successful completion of this project highlights our expertise in delivering high-quality renovations that meet the unique needs of our clients. By creating a consolidated, LEED-certified facility for GMCR’s R&D departments, we supported their commitment to innovation, sustainability, and employee well-being.

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