Aviat Networks is a pioneer in providing wireless transmission solutions. It declared that it has been distinguished with the LEED Gold certification, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Aviat Networks initiated designing its new 128,541 sq.ft, corporate facility in Santa Clara, California, in 2010. The construction was designed to reduce its carbon footprint in the workplace with its eco-friendly structure.
According to Aviat Networks Vice President for restructuring and real estate, John Brandt, the natural resources of the company were maintained following the achievement of LEED Gold certification.
Aviat Networks won the LEED Gold certification, based on certain principles of green design and construction process including reduced water consumption by employing low-flow/no-flow restroom fixtures that minimize water consumption by 40 % compared to usual fixtures.
Energy efficiency is augmented by using cool roofing that minimizes the heat island effect to the building by reflecting infrared, visible, and ultraviolet lights. In addition, utilization of green energy sources, deploying advanced computerized cooling and heating system monitors with variable speed fans and employing Energy Star rated equipment for office appliances to improve energy efficiency.
Improved recycling efforts like application of paints and coatings with low emission rates of volatile organic compounds and air pollutants, deploying carpeting produced from recycled content, diversion of over 95% of construction waste from landfills via salvage or recycling operations, carpentry with composite wood products in millwork and doors, and installation of durable and renewable bamboo flooring instead of conventional flooring from non-renewable sources.
The location of the building is proximal to Light Rail and Capitol Corridor Amtrak train services that promote green commuting. Bicycle services are provided in addition.