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New “green” US headquarters

In May 2009, SKF inaugurated new US headquarters in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. The new building is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified for commercial interiors and includes a range of designs and technologies for environmentally sustainable construction.

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In May 2009, SKF inaugurated new US headquarters in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. The new building is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified for commercial interiors and includes a range of designs and technologies for environmentally sustainable construction.

The building has a white roof with a high solar reflectance index (SRI) to reduce the urban heat island effect. It is equipped to use 44 percent less water than a building with conventional fixtures, and its high-end lighting performs 25 percent more efficiently than conventional office lighting. The roof is prepared for future solar panels and, if available, a plan to purchase 50 percent of the power from renewable sources during the next two years.

In order to create an exposure-free environment for employees, all effort has been made to provide the utmost in indoor air quality, including the use of building materials with low or no urea/formaldehyde or volatile organic compound content and utilization of a “green” approach as regards furniture and housekeeping .

 

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