This 19-year-old, 2-million-sf building was the first LEED®-certified tire plant in the world. The building has achieved LEED for Existing Buildings 2.0 Silver. Thanks to comprehensive measures and an environmentally conscious corporate culture, the plant has reduced water consumption by more than 8 million gallons a year and significantly reduced energy consumption. Energy-efficient lighting, high-tech fans and resource-conserving fixtures in rest rooms are part of the environmental conservation efforts. In addition, clean energy hydrogen fuel cells power the automated-guided vehicles used throughout the plant. The design achieved 5 LEED for Existing Building points in EA Credit 1 / Optimize Energy Performance for an Energy Star Rating of 79. illion-sf building was the first LEED®-certified tire plant in the world. The building has achieved LEED for Existing Buildings 2.0 Silver.
As a consultant for the project, TLC Engineering for Architecture reviewed certification documentation to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This included the prerequisites and credits needed for certification, reviewing the documentation prior to submittal, and serving as a technical resource. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a recognition of outstanding environmental building design.