The 90,000 square foot facility dedicated to production is located next door to its flagship plant in Bloomingdale, IL.
Now (Bloomingdale, IL) has announced that its newest manufacturing facility has earned LEED Silver certification. The LEED certification program was developed in 1994 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC). According to Now, the certification involved extensive documentation on every aspect of building. This includes water and energy consumption, lighting, air quality, recycling, the use of sustainable materials, as well as the incorporation of LEED certified equipment and training.
The 90,000 square foot facility dedicated to production is located next door to its flagship plant in Bloomingdale, IL, doubled the capacity of the flagship facility. This is the second of Now’s facilities to be LEED Silver certified, with the first being its Sparks, NV location in 2012.
“The work of innovative building projects like NOW Health Group’s is a fundamental driving force in transforming the way our buildings are built, designed, and operated,” said Peter Templeton, president and CEO, USGBC, in a press release. “Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon emissions, reducing operating costs, and conserving resources while prioritizing sustainable practices and human health. With Now’s help, we are increasing the number of green buildings and getting closer to USGBC’s goal to outpace conventional buildings, while being environmentally and socially responsible and improving quality of life for generations to come.”
Now is attempting to maximize green efforts throughout its facilities by implementing things like energy efficient lighting, solar panels, water conservation, as well as electric charging stations.
“Environmental awareness has been part of Now’s business operations since Elwood Richard founded the company 55 years ago,” said Jim Emme, CEO of Now Health Group, in a press release. “Seeking LEED certification not only confirms our environmental commitment, but the resulting report serves as an internal benchmark for continued improvement going forward.”