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Release date- 11072014 - HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced at a ceremony and celebration event that its
The USGBC LEED rating system is the foremost programme for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
'LEED Platinum certification for our World Headquarters further elevates our award-winning facility as a leading
'This achievement signifies our 'Green by Design' philosophy and continuing focus on sustainability excellence. For our customers, this translates into innovative, secure products and solutions that help minimise environmental impact while reducing operating costs. We share this accomplishment with all of the many people and organisations who worked with us to make this possible.'
HID Global's facility achieved Platinum certification under LEED for Commercial Interiors. According to the USGBC, only 6% of the total LEED certified projects have attained a LEED Platinum certification. The distinction is reserved for building projects that earn the highest levels of green building elements in the LEED certification programme, which implements practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. HID Global parent
HID Global parent
'HID Global's LEED Platinum certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,' said
Project features that helped HID Global achieve its Platinum rating include:
Site selection in close proximity to community services and public transportation, in a
Water-efficient landscaping, enabling a more than 71 percent reduction in potable water used to irrigate landscape.
Indoor water use reduction, which delivers 35 percent reduction in indoor potable water use.
Optimised lighting performance from LED fixture selection, which results in over 46 percent reduction in lighting power for the entire building.
Optimised energy performance of equipment and appliances, including exclusive selection of Energy Star qualified office equipment and appliances which results in a minimum of 30 percent lower electricity usage.
Controllable lighting systems that reduce lighting energy consumption and air conditioning requirements, including the use of daylight controls for all regularly occupied spaces within 15 feet of windows, andoccupancy sensors for more than 90 percent of the connected lighting load.
Thermal comfort verification that minimises energy use associated with building air conditioning while maintaining thermal comfort conditions that enhance occupant well-being.
Improved indoor air quality through selection of low-emitting materials, which improves occupant health and productivity while reducing expenses and liability for building owners, operators and insurance companies.
Construction waste management to reduce demand for virgin resources and minimise environmental impacts associated with resource extraction, processing and transportation.
Selection of sustainable materials to further reduce virgin materials use and solid waste volumes, while also minimising transportation activities and associated pollution.
As part of a key
'An achievement like this only happens with a strong team, guided by a solid plan,' said
As part of a key
HID Global partners responsible for managing the development and construction of its award-winning headquarters facility included
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