AOC headquarters gains sustainability certification


AOC LLC earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the design, construction and operation of its headquarters in Collierville, Tenn.

LEED certification is an internationally recognized standard for green building. Factors such as site sustainability, water and energy efficiency, materials, waste management, indoor environmental quality and design innovation earn points for a LEED candidate during evaluation.

AOC's LEED Silver qualifications include:

• A geothermal HVAC system

• Building materials with recycled or renewable content

• Regionally produced construction materials and certified wood

• Pollution prevention during construction

• A reflective roof that eliminates heat buildup

• Light pollution reduction

• Recycling facilities

• Incentives for employees to use low-emitting vehicles and bicycles

    The company's new headquarters conserves 30 percent more energy and water than similar non-LEED buildings, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and landfill waste and requires lower operating costs, according to AOC.

    “From inception, we wanted our world headquarters to reflect our continuous commitment to the environment,” AOC chairman and CEO Randy Weghorst said in a statement. “Sustainability is a critical corporate objective and is reflected in our headquarters, products and manufacturing facilities. And to help customers meet sustainability goals we continue to grow our EcoTek product line of bio-renewable content, recycled content and/or styrene-free materials.”

    Based in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Green Building Council is America’s leading authority on green building design, construction and operation.


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