Conserving through Smart Eco-Design
To ensure ongoing excellence in the sustainable design of our operations, P&G has committed to LEED ® certify for all new construction of manufacturing plants, distribution centers, and office buildings.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. As the industry standard for sustainable design, LEED evaluates a facility’s potential impact in several areas, including CO2 emissions, energy, waste, water and environmental quality.
Box Elder Employee Resource Center is P&G’s First LEED-Certified Office Building
The new Employee Resource Center building at the Box Elder Family Care plant in the U.S. has received LEED Silver certification.
The certification ensured rigor in the design and construction process, including:
- Waste management programs to recycle/reuse construction materials
- Improved environmental quality of the building through abundant natural lighting
- Indoor air quality control
“LEED’s primary focus is commercial buildings, so large-scale manufacturing facilities like ours bring added complexity in areas like energy performance and water efficiency. But we are adapting the LEED process globally — whether the project is in China or Brazil or Utah, you see a highly consistent level of rigor and performance. That takes a lot of education and diligence among project teams, but we continue to move toward our certification goals. It’s a process that’s becoming part of our everyday work.”