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:
|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.