Welch Allyn facility earns LEED environmental certification

September 6, 2012

The Welch Allyn facility in Beaverton, OR, earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Beaverton, OR-The Welch Allyn facility in Beaverton, OR, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for Existing Buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The company recently completed a 3-year, $500,000 capital improvement project at its facility with the help of property manager PS Business Parks.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, which provides benchmarks for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance “green” buildings. It offers three levels of certification (platinum, gold, and silver) in nine different rating systems. The LEED for Existing Buildings rating system focuses on indoor and outdoor building cleaning and maintenance programs, chemical use, recycling initiatives, and systems upgrades to maximize operational efficiency and minimize environmental impact.

“This achievement demonstrates our commitment to the environment and sustainability,” said Steve Meyer, Welch Allyn president and chief executive officer. “Since our company was founded by the Allyn family nearly a century ago, we have maintained our commitment to serving as stewards of the environment. We have reduced our carbon footprint, implemented energy- and water-efficient systems, and created a space that is healthy and safe for our employees. We will continue on this journey not only with our infrastructure, but also as we develop products and solutions for the global health care community.”

The Welch Allyn global headquarters in Skaneateles Falls, NY, received LEED gold certification for its renovation and expansion project in October 2011.

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