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W.W. Grainger headquarters earns LEED Gold-certification

September 17, 2009
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LAKE FOREST, IL — The corporate headquarters of JanSan distributor W.W. Grainger Inc. recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level, according to the News-Sun.
The certification is the second-highest level of certification offered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the story stated.
Gail Edgar, Grainger''s vice president of corporate facility services, said: "Our LEED project in Lake Forest uses natural resources wisely and will positively impact future generations in Lake County."
The certification, verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), was granted based on several sustainable design and construction features such as reduced energy, lighting and water use and the use of environmentally preferable materials, the story noted.
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