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Lockheed Facility Reduces Water Use 43%

lockheedLockheed Martin’s Center for Leadership and Excellence has a number of features to reduce its environmental impact, including low-flow plumbing that cuts water use 43 percent.

The 300,000 square foot building, which is adjacent to the company’s Bethesda, Md., headquarters, serves as Lockheed’s center for business meetings, training courses and conferences.

The building recently attained LEED Silver certification, according to a press release.

The building was constructed of products containing 23 percent recycled materials, and it has a reflective roof to reduce heat emittance.

The building, which has a 250-seat ampitheater, features more than 5,000 energy saving light bulbs.

The building takes advantage of compacting, composting and recycling to divert 90 percent of its waste stream from landfills.

This is Lockheed’s 11th LEED-certified building, while 17 more are awaiting certification.

The company has a goal to reduce its carbon emissions, waste to landfill and water use by 25 percent each through 2012, based on 2007 levels.

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