Saint-Gobain's Northboro Facility Wins International
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.
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