Saint-Gobain's Northboro Facility Wins International Environmental Award
May 26, 2010

The new Saint-Gobain R&D center in Northboro, Mass., received the company's "Care:4" environmental award. The facility formally opened last year by Governor Deval Patrick and is one of only two buildings throughout the world to attain the rating.

According to the company announcement, the goal of the Care:4 program is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions of company-owned buildings by a factor of four by 2040. Care:4 covers new office buildings, training centers, showrooms, as well as existing Saint-Gobain buildings that undergo major renovations. The new Northboro building attained the Care:4 rating based on its design, which adheres to the company's international energy efficiency standards, as well as its own energy-saving products including low-E glazing, CertainTeed insulation and "cool" solar reflective roofing.

Need more info and analysis about the issues?
CLICK HERE to subscribe to USGlass magazine.