|By PR Newswire||
|September 25, 2013 03:01 AM EDT||
KOWLOON BAY, Hong Kong, September 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services' Head Office in Kowloon Bay has been certified as LEED Gold by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
This is a prestigious award for the recently inaugurated Kowloon Bay location, being the global Head Office for the Consumer Products Services division of Bureau Veritas and supporting its sustainability service portfolio.
LEED is the "defacto" standard for green buildings, developed and administered by the USGBC. The USGBC's core purpose is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, thus enabling a socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
Some of Bureau Veritas' achievements in meeting the Gold rating include:
- Lighting Power: 35%+ reduced lighting power density when compared to the standard (ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007)
- Green Power: Use of grid-source, renewable energy technologies on a net zero pollution basis
- Equipment & Appliances: 90% of all appliances installed are ENERGY STAR Qualified Equipment / ENERGY STAR Eligible Equipment
- Water use reduction: Strategies employed that in aggregate use 30% less water than the water use baseline calculated for the tenant spaces
- Increased ventilation: Provision of additional outdoor air ventilation to improve indoor air quality for improved occupant comfort, well-being and productivity.
Doreen Chiu, VP, Global Human Resources at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services and executive sponsor for the project, commented, "As a major player in sustainability solutions, we are delighted to report this major success following on from our LEED Gold rating in our Noida location in India. Only a few months after moving head office, we are happy to provide for a better work environment as well doing our bit to help protect the natural resources of our planet."
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. Founded in 1828, the group has 59,000 employees in 1,330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering innovative services and solutions in order to ensure that their products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environment protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index (Compartment A, code ISIN FR 006174348, stock symbol: BVI) Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com
Bureau Veritas' Consumer Products Services division is a leading global quality assurance provider for the global consumer product and retail markets. It offers an array of specialized services including testing, inspections, audits and engineering services for a wide range of consumer products. These products include hard goods; toys and juvenile products; soft goods; premiums; electrical and electronic products including wireless and mobile devices; automotive equipment; food products as well as health, beauty, cosmetics, and household products. Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com/cps