United Therapeutics Unveils Net Zero Energy Distribution Center
United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR), a public benefit biotech company and Smith Anderson client, unveiled its new net zero energy distribution center last week located on the company’s campus in Research Triangle Park. The first-of-its-kind distribution and warehouse center introduces a holistic approach to operations and energy management in the storage of pharmaceuticals.
According to United Therapeutics’ press release, the new building is the second site net zero building on the company’s Research Triangle Park campus, and the fifth overall in its sustainable portfolio. The 55,000-square-foot facility features a new warehouse designed to meet current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for pharmaceutical products and boasts a microgrid-based electrical system designed to run without any fossil fuels via battery backup using two Tesla Megapacks. The opening event featured United Therapeutics’ Chairperson and CEO Dr. Martine Rothblatt, pictured at the podium in the photo at left, and North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Machelle Baker Sanders.
Smith Anderson has been privileged to partner with United Therapeutics for almost twenty years. Attorneys Wayne Maiorano, Elizabeth Raymond and Steve Parascandola advised United Therapeutics on the construction of the center, including the preparation of design and construction agreements and assisted throughout the development of the project.
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About United Therapeutics
United Therapeutics is the first publicly traded biotech or pharmaceutical company to take the form of a public benefit corporation (PBC), which provides a brighter future for patients through the development of novel pharmaceutical therapies and technologies that expand the availability of transplantable organs.