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AMD has largest LEED-certified corporate campus in Texas

July 30, 2009
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AUSTIN, TX — Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level for their Lone Star campus, making it the largest LEED-certified corporate campus in Texas, according to Reuters.
The Lone Star campus features the largest storm water runoff collection system in the world, with a capacity of more than 1.2 million gallons, the story stated.
Allyson Peerman, vice president of public affairs for AMD, said: "From the inception of the Lone Star project, AMD sought to set the standard for responsible development, and this award recognizes AMD’s Austin campus as one of the greenest corporate facilities in the U.S."
Sustainable aspects of the 870,000-square-foot campus include: Landscaping with all native plants; a rainwater collection system; recycled building materials; and energy-efficient lighting, the story noted.
According to the story, AMD is powering the facility with 100 percent renewable power, thanks to the Austin Energy GreenChoice program.
The Lone Star campus opened in late 2008 and was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that year by receiving the corporate Climate Protection Award, the story added.
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