The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Schindler’s Hanover facility achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Schindler’s overall commitment to sustainability reflects a long-term investment in more than simply a clean, healthy environment – it also signifies smart business practices and a way of life. As a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of elevators, escalators and moving walks, Schindler has comprehensive targets for responsible economic, environmental and social performance.
This places the company in a unique position to contribute to the sustainability of rapidly growing urban environments. Schindler is focused on reducing the energy required for its products, services and operations; supporting sustainable urban development; and making safety, accessibility and respect for everyone top priorities. The Hanover facility serves as a model for future Schindler production facilities around the globe.
“The strength of USGBC has always been the collective strength of our leaders in the building industry,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Schindler demonstrates their leadership through their LEED certification of this new Hanover manufacturing facility.”
Find out more about the Hanover facility’s sustainable production and order fulfillment features with this infographic (PDF, 1.5 MB).
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