By Joel Scanlon
Nordson’s headquarters located in Westlake, Ohio has received LEED Silver Certification. This is the first corporate headquarters to receive this certification. The building which was inaugurated in November 2010 covers an area of 28,000 sq. ft.
Green features that were recognised for the certification include installation of energy optimised lighting, HVAC and water systems. The building also has a partial green roof which is enriched with local plants. An exclusive parking lot and landscape have been designed to control the generation of storm water and reflective white roofing materials have been used for the roofs to cut down heat radiation. All the construction materials have been sourced regionally or recycled. Clark & Post Architects have played an important role in designing the building in compliance with the company’s philosophies and values. According to the CEO and President Michael F. Hilton, the main focus on creating the headquarters is to provide long-term benefits to the communities where the company has its operations.
Other Nordson properties that have been designed to be eco-friendly are its manufacturing plant in New Jersey and a new manufacturing plant in Georgia. Nordson specialises in providing precision technology solutions in order to help its customers in achieving increased output in lesser throughput times and at the same time reduce cost by cutting down on the usage of materials.