West Headquarters Achieves LEED Gold Certification
Hankin Group is proud to announce that the West Pharmaceuticals Services, Inc. global headquarters at 530 Herman O. West Drive in Eagleview is a LEED®-certified project that has achieved Gold level certification. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.
To achieve LEED certification, a building must be designed and constructed to achieve a certain number of points according to an extensive list of guidelines.
The West building scored high marks due to it’s proximity to Eagleview Town Center and the walking trail that connects the two, a green-friendly site design that focused on protecting habitat, maximizing open space and innovative stormwater design, and an energy efficient building envelope and a cutting edge HVAC design utilizing a chilled beam system. The building also scored a maximum amount of points in the Innovation & Design Process and Regional Priority Credits – noting the superior care that was taken in the sustainable design process & assuring that the building fit the environmental needs of the region, according to USGBC standards.
We congratulate Hankin Group’s design, development & construction teams for their expert work on achieving the LEED Gold certification!