December 7, 2010
by Purchasing b2b staff
FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ: The Mississauga, Ontario office of medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has received gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council’s leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) green-building rating system.
The office is the first of BD-Canada’s four LEED-certified locations to achieve gold. LEED certification is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to work.
BD earned LEED Gold certification in the commercial interiors category for its 70,000-sqf offices, located within a building that has achieved LEED Gold for core and shell categories. The space should use 30 percent less energy and 30 percent less water than a comparable space without those environmental strategies.
BD got points to qualify for LEED Gold certification in the following areas:
• recycling of construction materials;
• energy efficiency
• occupant comfort;
• ergonomics; and
• green housekeeping.
The building also earned points for reducing water through automatic restrooms, storing and collecting recyclables and using low-emitting materials like paints and carpeting.