Pursuing LEED Silver
In 2015 Clarke commissioned Serena Sturm Architects to develop the Clarke Garden Facility in Roselle within the context of their Sustainability Goals. From their beginning in 1983 Serena Sturm Architects has been committed to comprehensive sustainable design as a fundamental tenet of their architectural practice. Their goal in building design evolves around simple roots - creating buildings that are beautiful, comfortable, healthy, energy and resource efficient, functional and long lived. In doing so, their buildings promote both the well-being of their occupants and the earth. They recognize the importance and the significance of each project in the pursuit of their Clients mission and wholly appreciate the considerable effect it will have on present and future generations.
The Garden Facility, located on Garden Avenue in Roselle, is the site of Clarke’s largest field mosquito control and aquatic services operation, manufacturing teams, and their respective management and administrative staff and team members.
Clarke believes that there is clear evidence that for projects to help serve to meet their goals green buildings and regenerative site design bring multiple benefits. They provide some of the most effective means to achieving a range of their sustainability goals, such as addressing climate change, creating sustainable and thriving communities, and driving economic growth. Highlighting these benefits, and facilitating a growing evidence base for proving them, is at the heart of the Garden Project.
The benefits can be grouped within three categories: Environmental, Economic and Social.