Tremco Incorporated Headquarters Achieves LEED Gold Certification
Beachwood, OH — February 17, 2012 - Tremco Incorporated (Tremco) announced today that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded its recently renovated corporate headquarters LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for the makeover of the 40-year-old facility into a showcase of sustainability.
LEED is the standard for measuring a building’s sustainability; certification can only be awarded after a facility undergoes a rigorous, detailed evaluation by an independent third party. Changes were so extensive that the certification is for new construction and not for renovation; officially, the building is LEED-NC. The building received 72 points from the USGBC, far surpassing the minimum number required for LEED Gold.
“We are extremely proud to have achieved LEED Gold status,” said Tremco President Randy Korach. “We felt that to lead by example in the construction industry, it was our responsibility to convert our headquarters into a high-performance, energy efficient building that required less water, embraced renewable energy sources and reduced operating costs substantially from prior levels. We accomplished all of this in an expedited construction process that took only about six months.”
Many of the sustainable features included in the renovation that were responsible for LEED Gold points came from organizations that are part of RPM International Inc., Tremco’s parent company. These included:
Additional features included:
- A wind turbine and, on the new carport, an additional photovoltaic array to help generate electricity; the carport is also meant to encourage the use of electric vehicles.
- A 15,000 gallon water capture and reuse system in the parking lot to reduce the amount of water entering the city’s sewers; captured water will be used to irrigate the building’s landscaping and vegetated roof.
- Numerous interior upgrades such as an ADA-compliant elevator and restrooms.
- Mechanical/electrical/plumbing upgrades including a high efficiency HVAC system and new plumbing fixtures that save potable water.
Throughout the entire renovation, Tremco sent nothing to a landfill. The company recycled, reused or burned for energy more than two million pounds of construction debris.
“The renovation of our 46,000-square-foot headquarters, which was outdated, uncomfortable and wasted energy, set the foundation for our vision of Global Sustainable Growth,” added Korach. “Achieving LEED Gold certification is not only an honor, but it is also a testament to our commitment to this vision, which focuses on the impact each business decision has on people, planet and prosperity.”
About Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance
Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance is dedicated to the development of high-performance buildings characterized by energy efficiency, limited environmental impact and low operating costs. Tremco Incorporated is part of the RPM Building Solutions Group, an international leader in the construction, maintenance and repair markets that includes the Euclid Chemical Company, Republic Powdered Metals, Tremco Barrier Solutions, Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing, Tremco illbruck, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance and WTI. The RPM Building Solutions Group is itself part of RPM International, Inc. RPM Building Solutions Group companies are ISO 9001:2000 certified, and WTI is the first facility services group to attain this certification. To learn more about us, visit www.rpmhpbs.com or call toll-free at 800-562-2728.
The Tremco green headquarters’ renovation and continuing sustainability efforts are chronicled at:
Sky Gardens Blog post: Greenroof Project of the Week - Tremco Incorporated Headquarters, www.TremcoGreenHQ.com, www.facebook.com/TremcoGreenHQ, www.twitter.com/TremcoGreenHQ, and photos and video are available at: www.flickr.com/TremcoGreenHQ and www.YouTube.com/TremcoGreenHQ.