Joint Institute for Advanced Materials earns Orchid Award for environmental stewardship

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.

JIAMDesigned 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.