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 9 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|
|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.