NRG Presents “Leaders in LEED” – Saint-Gobain & CertainTeed North American HQ Tour
The event will include a tour of this impressive facility and a brief presentation about the company’s significant achievements in LEED certification. Light refreshments will be served.
Credits Available: 1.5 AIA credits have been approved for this event
What is LEED? LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated. LEED works for all buildings—from homes to corporate headquarters—at all phases of development. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability such as site selection, water efficiency, energy, material selection, environmental impact and interior spaces designed around the occupant experience. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.
The Saint-Gobain & CertainTeed North American Headquarters has achieved LEED Platinum status; the highest achievement, for both the core and shell as well as interior. Participants in the September 14th event will learn how the company took a previously empty and energy inefficient office building and transformed it into a modern structure that uses less water and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The tour will show how “smart” electrochromic glass tints automatically to dynamically control sunlight to optimize daylight, maintain outdoor views and enhance comfort by preventing glare and solar heat; how rain is collected off the roof to supply water to irrigate the grounds and the waterfall and how solar panels on the roof will help to power the building, and much more. In addition, Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, will talk about leading edge and innovative materials that help commercial buildings and residential homes achieve energy efficiency and well-being in places where people live.
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