The Hygienic Laboratory was completed in 2010 and is located on the UI Research Park campus in Coralville. The building incorporates the rigorous design and safety requirements of a laboratory facility along with LEED elements. The green aspects of the building include:
More than one-third of the building products were manufactured within 500 miles of the laboratory and one-third are made from recycled content.
Ninety percent of the building has access to natural light.
Grounds are built with "xeriscaping," which uses plants suited to the climate so that no special watering is needed.
Tallgrass prairie - Iowa's native ecosystem - has been started as part of the landscape