The primary tool used by the building industry to create sustainable (green) building is the LEED rating system, which was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. The LEED program promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Three of Labconco’s major product lines contribute toward LEED credits: fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, and glassware washers. To learn more about Labconco's LEEDs credits, read Go Green with Labconco and LEED®. How do Labconco products measure up?
As a member of the USGBC, Labconco is committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC ia an active non-profit composed of more than 13,500 organizations from across the building industry that work to advance environmentally responsible structures which are profitable, healthy places to live and work. The goal of the USGBC is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Members include building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies, and other nonprofits.
LEED Green Associate, Brian Garrett...
Need consultation or guidance on your LEED building project? Contact our LEED Green Associate, Brian Garrett to find out how Labconco products can help you achieve your LEED goals.
Our Environmental Mission...
Labconco is committed to working to improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of our community. We further this commitment by:
- Instilling environmental responsibility as a corporate value
- Fostering a participatory process in developing environmental policies
- Designing products that use less energy, while maintaining the highest standards in product performance
- Striving to buy, sell and use environmentally friendly products
- Continuously looking for ways to reduce and recycle our process and office waste
- Providing resources and volunteering our time to local schools and community charities