Nissan Disses U.S. Green Building Council
In July, Nissan North America is moving its headquarters to a 50-acre green campus with a restored wetland.
But Nissan isn’t seeking a seal of approval from the U.S. Green Building Council. Rob Traynham, the company’s director of corporate services, said Nissan preferred to spend money to restore the wetland “rather than have a plaque on the wall,” AP reports.
Green features include:
– A light harvesting system that automatically dims or turns off interior lights in the 460,000 square feet of offices.
– Sun shades outside with computer-designed blades direct sunlight to reduce glare and heat.
– Air conditioning and heat controlled through outlets at each work station.
Nissan says that the headquarters should consume about 35 percent less energy than a traditionally designed building, according to the article.
In 2006, Nissan unveiled a new environmental action plan dubbed Nissan Green Program 2010.
Energy Manager News
- Senators National Energy Policy Vision Leads to a Hopeful Future
- Google Builds Data Center on Site of Old Coal Plant
- EPA Honors 3 Facilities for Combined Heat and Power
- Cheese Factory Installs Anaerobic Digestion
- Certification Program Established for Green Button Standard
- Diesel Genset Market to Reach $68B by 2024, Navigant Says
- Emulsion Mist Collectors Designed for Heavy Industry
- IKEA Plugs In Fuel Cells at California Store