Lockheed Martin recently earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star certification for energy performance in seven facilities. The company has also received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver ratings in three facilities over the last 12 months.
"Certifications like these reflect Lockheed Martin's commitment to protecting the environment and reducing our energy use," said Carol Cala, vice president of Lockheed Martin's energy, environment, safety and health practice. "We look forward to continuing to partner with the EPA and U.S. Green Building Council on these important programs."
Lockheed Martin's Energy Star certified buildings include facilities in Denver, Colorado; Lakeland, Florida; Rockville, Maryland; and West Palm Beach, Florida; as well as two facilities in Orlando, Florida. Lockheed Martin facilities in Orlando and Fort Worth, Texas, received LEED silver ratings.
Energy Star certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation and other key metrics.
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.
"We're leveraging our own business expertise and technology innovations to help reduce our internal facility energy use by 25 percent by 2020 – and that's just one example of our commitment to sustainability by continually working on enterprise-wide energy-efficient operations," Cala said.
Lockheed Martin remains one of the largest implementers of energy-efficiency projects in the United States. Through its Lockheed Martin Energy line of business, the company partners with government, industrial and commercial customers to deliver advanced energy-management offerings and solutions across the energy industry. These offerings helped customers avoid an estimated 2.8 billion pounds of carbon-dioxide emissions in 2017.
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