A Little Recognition is A-OK

Last year, Recology’s corporate office was awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award came with the construction of the corporate office. 

So, what exactly is LEED certification? The USGBC’s website states that

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

What’s great about this? Well, among other things, it’s a little recognition of the continuous efforts made by each and every Recology employee towards making a sustainable planet. It’s visible proof of what can be done with recycled and recovered material. It’s proof that we continue to lead the industry, with waste companies following our example. And finally, we are are proud of having achieved that status, since we have practiced resource recovery for other 15 years.

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