The U.S. Green Building Council has certified the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) at Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus as LEED Silver. The certification has been verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green building. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient, using less water and energy than other structures.
JIAM was designed by BarberMcMurry architects.
Through JIAM, Cherokee Farm tenants have access to materials science research capabilities available at only a handful of facilities worldwide. Additionally, JIAM is a multidisciplinary facility, marrying its capabilities with those of other research facilities at both the adjacent University of Tennessee main campus and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
JIAM has earned two awards so far in 2017: the Orchid Award for environmental stewardship from Keep Knoxville Beautiful and the Honor Award from the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.