By Nick Gilbert
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED-EBOM Silver Certification to Pacific Guardian Center (PGC).
H. Brian Moore, Senior Vice President at Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Company, and PGC Asset Manager, stated that they are very delighted to receive USGBC’s LEED Silver Certification for their sustainability efforts. This latest accomplishment demonstrates the company’s dedication towards the environment, while also enabling it to reduce the operating costs for its tenants.
Lisa D’Andrea, General Manager at PM Realty Group, has also realized the contribution of the PGC Team and Hawaiian Building Maintenance in achieving the LEED Certification.
LEED-EBOM recognizes and rewards best practices and gives an outline for buildings to improve the indoor environment and save water, energy and natural resources. PGC has applied several green actions to achieve Silver Certification.
Following points are the green actions implemented by the company:
- Accomplished Energy Star Score of 100.
- Applied Green Cleaning Policy and increased the purchasing rate of green cleaning products by up to 80%.
- 76% of janitorial equipment satisfies the sustainability criteria.
- Water efficiency measures were implemented to reduce water consumption.
- 100% of the electronic equipment solid waste was diverted from the local landfill.
- 26% of recycling rate was achieved as part of a waste management program.
- Conventional commuting trips were reduced by 30% by using alternative transportation.
- 74% of all shared multi-occupant spaces and 69% of workstations include separate lighting controls which allow adjustments to match with the task requirements.
- 70% of occupied spaces offer a direct sight to external views.