ST. LOUIS, MO — Emerson, the global manufacturing and technology company that acquired ProTeam® in September 2009, recently earned two high-profile industry recognitions for environmental responsibility. Emerson’s state-of-the-art Global Data Center on the St. Louis headquarters campus received LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and a 2009 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Award from the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is the nation’s pre-eminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. Emerson earned 40 out of a possible 51 points to receive LEED Gold certification. The Beyond Green honor recognizes initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market, as well as the real-world application of high-performance design and construction practices.
Meanwhile, all of ProTeam’s high-performance vacuums qualify for LEED credit under the U.S. Green Building Council’s program. Additionally, in 2010, seven ProTeam vacuums earned the Gold Seal of Approval/Green Label from the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) for meeting the highest standards in carpet cleaning effectiveness and indoor air quality.
“This Earth Day is a significant occasion for ProTeam,” says Matt Wood, ProTeam President and CEO. “For years we’ve been putting our efforts behind technology and real world applications that benefit the environment and the health of those who live in it. Now, we have a parent company with the same drive for innovation when it comes to environmental responsibility.”
ProTeam, headquartered in Boise, ID, is the world''s largest manufacturer of commercial backpack vacuums, serving the commercial cleaning, janitorial and sanitation, hospitality, educational, industrial, and healthcare markets. It has an unsurpassed reputation for high-performance and high-quality innovative product offerings, with an unmatched focus on training and education for end users, increased cleaning productivity, indoor air quality, and green cleaning. For more information, visit www.pro-team.com.
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.