Enzymedica Inc., “The Enzyme Experts,” officially opened its new corporate headquarters following the company’s relocation from Port Charlotte to Venice. A showcase for corporate green initiatives, the new facility was built for LEED certification (pending) using environmentally friendly materials and optimized for energy and organizational efficiency.
The building includes 113 solar panels installed currently producing 7,000 kilowatt hours and saving an average of 5 tons of CO2 per month. Other eco-friendly features include: a framework built with 100 percent recycled steel, water-wise low flow faucets, ice coolant adaptable air condition units, “carbon neutral” certification, energy saving strategies including motion detection lighting, a corporate recycling program, and more.
Enzymedica’s Port Charlotte campus was spread out over four buildings totaling 15,000 square feet. The new Venice facility effectively triples the space to 45,000 square feet, of which 30,000 is already being utilized. The new lab is four times larger and enables the company to conduct product validation and in-house research and development trials.
A new retailer training center is designed to educate up to 50 retailers at a time and provide continuing education and introduction to new technologies. The bottling and shipping department currently produces 100,000 bottles per month, distributes in 14 countries and ships to an additional 27 countries. The company sends over 5,000 orders per month to all 6 continents.
“As responsible members of the business community and the natural products industry in particular, Enzymedica’s green initiatives are a reflection of our commitment to health and wellness,” said Tom Bohager, Enzymedica’s chairman and founder. “We are grateful for the efforts made by the Sarasota County Commission and the EDC which helped make this move to Sarasota County possible.”