Tate & Lyle’s Commercial and Food Innovation Center awarded LEED Gold certification for environmental sustainability
Posted: 28 May 2013 | Tate & Lyle | No comments yet
LEED certification is official recognition…
Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food and beverage industries, announces that its Commercial and Food Innovation Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US has been awarded the prestigious Gold certification by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
LEED certification is official recognition that the design, fit-out and operation of a building complies with the requirements prescribed within the LEED rating systems of the US Green Building Council® (USGBC®). Tate & Lyle’s award is in the LEED category for Commercial Interiors which recognizes working spaces in leased commercial buildings that are healthy, productive places to work, are operated and maintained efficiently, and have a reduced environmental footprint. Areas rated by LEED include water and energy efficiency, management of materials and resources, innovation in design, and the quality of the indoor environment.
Karl Kramer, President, Innovation and Commercial Development for Tate & Lyle said: “From the outset we were committed to designing and fitting-out our new Commercial and Food Innovation Center in a responsible and sustainable way. Receiving LEED Gold certification represents a significant achievement for everyone involved in the project, and great credit goes to our employees for actively supporting a culture of efficiency and sustainability in the way we maintain and operate the Center.”
In addition to receiving LEED Gold certification for its Commercial and Food Innovation Center in the US, Tate & Lyle’s new global Head Office building in Central London received a BREEAM® Offices rating of Excellent at the design stage. BREEAM® is an environmental assessment and rating system for sustainable building design, construction and operation.
Edward Butt, Vice President, Sustainability for Tate & Lyle said: “Ensuring our employees across the world have a safe, healthy and productive environment to work in is important for Tate & Lyle. We are committed to continuously improving our environmental performance and are delighted that our new facilities in the US and UK have both been recognized for showing energy and environmental efficiency.”