Keep Knoxville Beautiful has named the University of Tennessee Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) at Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus its Orchid Award winner for environmental stewardship. The award is designated for properties that incorporate renewable materials, energy efficiency, LEED certification and other sustainable building practices.
Designed by BarberMcMurry Architects, the $56 million, 140,000-square foot JIAM building has achieved LEED Silver status from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Through JIAM, Cherokee Farm tenants have access to materials science research capabilities available at only a handful of facilities worldwide. JIAM is a multidisciplinary facility, marrying its capabilities with those of other research facilities at both the adjacent University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Tags: Cherokee Farm, environment, Featured, sustainability