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September 29, 2022

Waters’ new $215M manufacturing building receives LEED certification 

Photo | Courtesy of Waters Corp. Waters' new LEED certified building in Taunton

Milford-based Waters Corp. has achieved LEED certification on its new precision chemical manufacturing facility in Taunton.

The site is the first and only chemical manufacturing facility in Massachusetts certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Council and one of the few LEED-certified industrial manufacturing projects in the country, according to a Monday press release from Waters.

Waters invested more than $215 million since 2018 to build the 140,000-square-foot chemical manufacturing facility, and it almost triples Waters’ manufacturing footprint with 25 new jobs and the potential for more.

“The materials produced at Waters’ Taunton facility are at the heart of the science that goes into the development and testing of mRNA vaccines and therapies such as those made to prevent and treat COVID and detecting contaminants such as PFAS in drinking water,” Udit Batra, president and CEO of Waters, said in a press release. “As one of a small number of chemical manufacturing facilities in the country to achieve LEED certification, we are proud to be leading the way in helping to improve our environment, the health and well-being of our communities, and ensuring that the life sciences industry continues to thrive in Massachusetts.”

The facility incorporates new technology and features to help reduce energy use and waste, such as wastewater filters, climate control, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, sustainable materials, emissions reduction, which cuts emissions by a factor of six over Waters’ other manufacturing facilities

“Achieving LEED certification is more than just implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” Peter Templeton, USGBC interim president and CEO, said in the press release.

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