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Case Studies – Armstrong January 28, 2009

Exterior, Armstrong Headquarters

Exterior, Armstrong Headquarters

In April of 2007, Armstrong World Industries earned the fifth US Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum rating ever given to an existing building for the re-design of their headquarters facility in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  The project achieved this rating through the implementing the following sustainable features:

Armstrong Headquarters, interior

Armstrong Headquarters, interior

  • Use of daylighting, flourescent lighting and occupancy sensors
  • Energy effecient HVAC systems
  • Installation of covered bike area
  • Installation of preferred parking spaces for hybrid vehicles
  • Use of alternative energy sources, such as wind power
  • Implementation of a recycling program
  • Establishment of policies surrounding the use of non-toxic cleaning products
  • Use of low-flow toilets and waterless urinals


 Eberly, David A. “LEED EB(R) Case Study: Achieving Platinum and the Energy Star(R) Label for Corporate Headquarters.” Energy Engineering (2008): 23 – 28.


US Green Building Council. Project Profile: Armstrong World Industries Corporate Headquarters. 2008. 28 January 2009 <>.               

Posted by: Maggie Zilke


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