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Corning Achieving Green with LEED Buildings

Corning Achieving Green with LEED Buildings

Since 2005, Corning has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, which certifies LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings, or “green buildings.”

As of 2017, Corning has 10 facilities around the world that have achieved LEED status:

Building Location LEED Status
Corning Display Technologies plant  Taichung, Taiwan Gold
Discovery Building Corning, New York Silver
Development Building Corning, New York Silver
Corning Optical Communications Headquarters Charlotte, North Carolina Certified
W.C. Decker Engineering Building Corning, New York Certified
Integrated Die Manufacturing Painted Post, New York Certified
Process Research Center South  Erwin, New York Certified
Corning Life Sciences plant Reynosa, Mexico Design Principles
Corning Optical Fiber plant Pune, India Design Principles
Corning Life Sciences  Amsterdam, Netherlands Design Principles

About LEED Statuses

According to USGBC’s website, projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

The above Corning facilities reduce waste, save energy and water, conserve other natural resources, use environmentally friendly materials, improve air quality, and help preserve a healthy and clean world for future generations.