By Joel Scanlon
Campbell Soup Company declared that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has granted LEED Silver Certification to its Campbell Employee Center and was verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
The 80,000 square-foot employee center is located at the company’s world headquarters in Camden. The building, opened in June 2010, was designed by KlingStubbins based in Philadelphia.
The Campbell Employee Center incorporates a green design and a range of energy-efficient features such as a reflective type of roof that brings in sunlight inside the building to minimize light pollution, water conserving features to cut down water consumption by 45% and a monitoring system to check the air-quality inside the building. The system ensures that the indoor air is replenished by sufficient outdoor air. The building utilized Forest Stewardship Council certified wooden products and fixtures and use countertops, carpeting and other furniture manufactured using recycled materials.
During the construction process, it used nearly 30% of recycled materials, 25% of new materials were purchased from places within 500 miles range and 99% of the construction waste was deployed to recyclers instead of landfills.