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HEINEKEN USA recently celebrated the Company’s “LEED Gold” certification for its White Plains, NY headquarters. LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and the company’s Gold Certification means that it has taken great steps to be more friendly to our environment and more efficient in its energy use.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
HEINEKEN USA took many steps to become LEED Gold Certified, including:
o More than 95% of its appliances and equipment meet Energy Star qualifications
o Using more recycled products and making it easier for employees to recycle
o Improving water conservation to result in a reduction of water usage by approximately 32% from standard building code
o Using materials that are low-emitting, non-toxic materials
The reconstruction underscores HEINEKEN USA’s commitment to the community and reducing its carbon footprint here. HEINEKEN USA is proud to call White Plains and Westchester County its home and strives to make a positive impact where its employees live and work and where consumers enjoy its products.
To further demonstrate its commitment to its hometown, next month, HEINEKEN USA employees will be stepping away from their desks to participate in the company’s “Fifth Annual HEINEKEN USA Corporate Day of Giving” at Hudson Park in New Rochelle. Employees will be gardening, painting, cleaning and helping out with other tasks to help rejuvenate the park and the concert pavilion.