Dresser-Rand earns LEED green building certification

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: energy management

Dresser-Rand Group Inc. announced November 10 that its new Technology Center in Olean, N.Y., has been awarded LEED Gold certification as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance “green” buildings.


“This is just one example of Dresser-Rand bringing energy and the environment into harmony,” said Jerry Walker, vice president and general manager of North American Operations. “We’ve developed a complete range of product offerings to help other facilities operate more efficiently, reduce greenhouse emissions, and convert waste heat and other materials to energy, among other benefits. Achieving LEED certification for our new technology center demonstrates our commitment to greener, more environmentally friendly operations, in addition to making higher efficiency products that minimize carbon and other toxic emissions.”


Dresser-Rand achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, a LEED certified building save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.


“Buildings are a prime example of how human systems integrate with natural systems,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive officer and founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The Dresser-Rand Technology Center efficiently uses our natural resources and makes an immediate, positive impact on our planet, which will tremendously benefit future generations to come.”


LEED Certification of Dresser-Rand’s Technology Center was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include:

·        Designed to be 16 percent more energy efficient than a typical office building

·        The Technology Center is designed to provide outside views from 90 percent of the occupied spaces

·        Thirty-five percent of the building’s electricity will be generated by alternative fuel sources

·        Indoor air has been improved by introducing more outside air and monitoring carbon dioxide

·        Materials used in constructing the building contain more than 20 percent recycled content

·        Inclusion of a retention pond to reduce site water discharge and negative impact on the municipal storm water system

·        Site lighting designed to optimize natural lighting and minimize artificial lighting impact on surrounding areas

·        Low-flow plumbing fixtures reduce water usage by 40 percent

·        Building cleaning meets the GS-42 standard


Dresser-Rand is among the largest suppliers of rotating equipment solutions to the worldwide oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries. The company operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, France, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, China and India, and maintains a network of 35 service and support centers covering more than 140 countries.

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