Keep Knoxville Beautiful has named the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials at Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus its 2017 Orchid Award winner for environmental stewardship, a category designated for properties that incorporate renewable materials, energy efficiency, LEED certification and other sustainable building practices.
Designed by BarberMcMurry Architects, this $56 million, 140,000 sq. ft. facility 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. 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 ORNL.