Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Plano headquarters in the US has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for a multi-use building by the US Green Building Council.
Designated a 'multi-use facility' because it includes not only offices but also a research and development centre and a data centre, the Plano facility was awarded LEED Gold recognition in the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance category.
The building had previously earned an EPA Energy Star rating in 2011, recognising continued work to minimise energy use each year since 2008 for a total reduction of 3.2m kWh by the end of 2011.
DPS headquarters achieved LEED Gold certification by retro-commissioning the Plano facility. The implementation of sustainable building practices enabled the company to reduce the building operating budget by 25%.
In addition, it will take less than one year for the company to pay back the capital investment on green initiatives.
Source: Dr Pepper Snapple Group
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