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Canon Americas Headquarters Earns LEED Gold Certification
|By Business Wire
|February 21, 2014 09:03 AM EST
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced
today that Canon Americas Headquarters has been awarded LEED® Gold
certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations
and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. Located in
Melville, N.Y., the facility stands as a model for environmental
stewardship and innovation, and serves all North and South American
countries. The Canon Americas Headquarters is the largest commercial
property on Long Island to achieve this level of LEED.
Established by the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy &
Environmental Design (LEED) recognizes buildings and neighborhoods that
save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to
healthier environments for their occupants and the community. The level
of LEED certification earned is determined by the number of credits
achieved in key areas within each of the LEED credit categories,
including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere,
materials & resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation &
“We are honored to be awarded LEED Gold certification and be recognized
for our environmental conservation efforts at the Canon Americas
Headquarters,” said Joe Adachi, president & CEO of Canon U.S.A. “Canon
is committed to energy-efficient practices to help reduce the
environmental impact of our operations and products we distribute. Our
LEED Gold certification will serve as a symbol of Canon’s commitment to
the environment and dedication to sustainable practices for years to
The Canon Americas Headquarters features several environmentally
conscious elements, including:
Daylight harvesting found in over 75% of regularly occupied spaces
Nearly 60% of the natural site of native and adapted plant species
have been restored, creating ecosystems that require minimal irrigation
Garages include 90 parking spaces designated for low-emitting and
fuel-efficient vehicles, charging stations for 12 plug-in electric
vehicles, and throughout the facility, 136 bicycle storage spaces
Water efficient plumbing fixtures reduce water consumption by 35%
Based on total material costs, 40% of materials used are recycled and
approximately 30% of materials are sourced regional material
“With each new LEED-certified building, we get one step closer to
USGBC’s vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation,”
said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO & founding chair, U.S. Green Building
Council. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and
using our natural resources to make an immediate, positive impact on our
planet, Canon U.S.A. has undoubtedly demonstrated their environmental
leadership through this LEED Gold certification.”
The planning, interiors and architecture was designed by HOK, and
constructed by Turner Construction Company.
For more information about the additional environmental efforts Canon
U.S.A. participates in, please visit: www.usa.canon.com.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon
Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2013†
and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013.
In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award
for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories
for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three
years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer
satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer
service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A.
is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A.,
sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss
and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and
sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green
buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation
through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a
nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild
International Conference & Expo, the Center
for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that
encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more
information, visit usgbc.org and
connect on Twitter and Facebook.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building certification
system is the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance
and operations of green buildings. Every day, more than 1.5 million
square feet (140,000 square meters) of space is certified using
LEED. Nearly 54,000 projects are currently participating in the
commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising 9.7 billion
square feet (905,812,824 square meters) of construction space in more
than 140 countries and territories. In addition, close to 40,000
residential units have been certified under the LEED for Homes rating
system, with more than 100,000 more homes registered. Learn more at usgbc.org/leed and
review the Foundations
of LEED development process.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
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