From Packaging Europe , Published on 10 September 2015
H.B. Fuller has announced that its newest technical center of excellence, the Adhesive Academy in Lüneburg, Germany, is LEED® certified to the Gold level. It is the first laboratory building in Germany that has achieved a Gold certification under version LEED v2009 NC (New Construction).
H.B. Fuller recognizes that the world’s finite resources create a need to minimize environmental impact, while creating value for its customers. This includes improving the environmental performance of buildings and building activities, which has become a key factor to achieve global climate and sustainability goals.
LEED - an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ - is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC®). The USGBC’s LEED green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings. With over 25,000 registered and over 3,800 certified projects, LEED is the most established global sustainability certificate for buildings. It recognizes performance in sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and Innovation, and design process.
“We are tremendously proud of this achievement,” says H.B. Fuller’s President and CEO, Jim Owens. “Not only is our Lüneburg Adhesive Academy an important hub for industry leading product development and manufacturing solutions, it also is a model of sustainability that will continue to set the standard in the adhesive industry. LEED’s independent research provides valuable recognition of the work of our exceptional global team to drive forward H.B. Fuller’s sustainability goals.”
Owens continues, “The development of our adhesives academy is a perfect example of what we call, ‘connecting what matters.’ With this LEED certification, we are connecting what matters in everyday life. Saving resources, promoting renewable, using clean energy, and having a positive impact on the health of our employees who work in the building.”
Mark. K. Bose, LEED consultant to H.B. Fuller comments, “This award shines a light on H.B. Fuller’s commitment to sustainability, not only in developing innovative solutions to enable customer sustainability, but also in minimizing H.B. Fuller’s own impact on the environment.”
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