Aviat Networks awarded LEED Gold Building Certification

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Aviat Networks awarded LEED Gold Building Certification


 

By Greentech Lead Team ; Aviat Networks, a provider of wireless
transmission solutions, announced that it has been awarded LEED Gold
certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is USGBC’s
leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most
energy efficient and highest performing buildings.


“Achieving LEED Gold certification
enabled the company to protect and preserve precious natural resources and it
also made good economic sense,” said John
Brandt, Aviat Networks vice president for restructuring and real estate.


Aviat Networks set out to design its new
128,541 square-foot corporate facility in Santa Clara, California, to be
an ecologically friendly building in support of the company’s commitment to
reduce its carbon footprint in the workplace.


Aviat Networks has deployed a number of
green design and construction techniques that reducing energy consumption by
the project.


Aviat Networks used
low-flow/no-flow restroom fixtures that decrease water use by 40 percent
compared to standard fixtures. The project used high solar reflectance rating
roofing materials have the ability to reflect visible, infrared and ultraviolet
light, reducing heat transfer to the building.


More than 95 percent of materials used
for the construction are waste from landfills through recycling or salvage
activities. Instead of conventional flooring from non-renewable sources,
durable bamboo flooring is utilized in the building. Paints and coatings with
low emission rates of volatile organic compounds and other air pollutants are
applied.


The project Installed advanced computerized
heating and cooling system monitors, with variable speed fans and selected
Energy Star rated equipment for majority of office equipment and appliances for
energy efficiency. Provision of all the building’s power from “green”
energy sources also helps Aviat achieving this goal.


“Building operations are nearly 40
percent of the solution to the challenge of global climate change. While
climate change is a global problem, innovative companies such as Aviat Networks
are addressing it through local solutions,” said Rick Fedrizzi,
president, CEO and founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council.


Aviat Networks recently announced the
achievement of
full company re-certification for ISO 9001:2008 and telecommunications industry
quality standard TL 9000, the highest available quality certification for
telecom products, services and solutions.


 

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