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:
- 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 <www.usgbc.org>.
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