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Three Diversey buildings earn green building certificates

June 15, 2010
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MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — From solar-powered faucets to wind turbines, Diversey Inc. has green buildings, and now independent recognition of that, according to The Journal Times.
Diversey officials said Monday that the company has achieved Gold or Silver level certification for three buildings here under the U.S. Green Building Council''s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, the article stated.
According to the article, LEED status was earned partly through investment and partly by new policies: For example, Diversey moved to daytime cleaning, so lighting can be dimmed at 6 p.m.; things like vacuuming are done at daybreak using quieter, battery-powered vacuum cleaners.
"The improvements are saving more than $100,000 in operating costs for the three buildings," said Stuart Carron, Diversey director for global facilities and real estate.
Executives said many of the energy- and waste-saving practices have been used in other Diversey buildings around the world — of which there are more than 300, the article noted.
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