The Navy Yard adds another sustainable building to its arsenal

GlaxoSmithKline's new LEED Platinum certified building. | Photo credit: Francis Dzikowski / Esto for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP This weekend, GlaxoSmithKline, an international pharmaceutical company, is officially moving their Philadelphia office into some fresh digs. Even better the newly-constructed, light-filled, four-story building at the Navy Yard is slated for LEED Platinum certification.

The move has allowed GSK to reduce its office space needs by 75 percent through innovative multi-purpose space design that enables employees to surf from workspace to workspace as their activities change throughout the day. Employees are encouraged to work where they’re most comfortable, whether it’s in a space-age looking chair in the atrium, hovering at an adjustable sit-to-stand workstation, or sipping a hot beverage at the café.

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