MassTLC member Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, had quite the party this past Friday to dedicate their new North American headquarters in Waltham. The event included speeches by His Excellency François Delattre, France’s Ambassador to the United States, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Dassault Systèmes President and CEO Bernard Charlès and North America Managing Director Al Bunshaft, as well as a tour of the campus and demos of the company’s latest 3D technologies.
Located in Waltham, the award-winning 27-acre campus is heralded as a showcase for sustainable innovation, the creation of lifelike experiences using 3D, and has been LEED-certified, demonstrating the company’s commitment to conserving national resources.The campus was designed and outfitted with sustainable innovation in mind. More than 2,000 tons of recycled steel were used in construction and 61,000 tons of structural materials re-used as fill. The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units use a chemical-free electrostatic water treatment unit instead of chlorine. Overall energy use is reduced by 29 percent through a combination of high-efficiency rooftop HVAC units and boilers.
During his welcome address Bernard Charlès stated, “What you see behind me is not just a building. It is a living laboratory for our Dassault Systèmes vision. From this place, we will reach out to the world with our technology and services. This is where we will help creative people visualize solutions to the challenges that face the world, validate that those visions will work, and plan how to bring those visions to life in the most efficient, sustainable way possible.”
Al Bunshaft added, “We wanted to create a healthy work environment where people would love the space they work in, while promoting creativity and collaboration.”