Novus International, a global developer of animal health and nutrition programs, partnered with LJC to create a new global headquarters facility in the Missouri Research Park.
The design-build project included renovating Novus’ existing building and constructing a new addition with ten research laboratories, a state-of-the-art employee and customer training center, a fitness center, a library, and a coffee bar. Glazed curtainwall, skylights, and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for natural light.
The global headquarters meet LEED Platinum specifications of the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED Platinum strategies included diverting more than 98 percent of waste from landfills, using more than ten percent salvaged and previously used building materials, increasing the amount of open space on the site by more than 78 percent, and eliminating the use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) in all refrigerant equipment. Additionally, 5,000 square feet of solar panels were installed—the single largest solar array in Missouri.