14 April 2022
Lumentum receives LEED Silver certification for San Jose HQ
Lumentum Holdings Inc (which designs and makes photonics products for optical networks and lasers for industrial and consumer markets) has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification for its headquarters building in San Jose, CA, USA.
Developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is the most widely used rating system and a recognized international symbol of sustainability achievement. Compared with traditional construction, LEED-certified buildings, through design, construction and operation practices that improve environmental and human health, have 34% lower CO2 emissions, consume 25% less energy and 11% less water, and have diverted more than 80 million tons of waste from landfills.
“Achieving LEED certification is more than just implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” says USGBC’s president & CEO Peter Templeton. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role buildings play in that effort, Lumentum is creating a path forward through their LEED certification,” he adds.
“In 2021, we announced 100% renewable electricity at our headquarters, and LEED certification is another step forward in the company’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2030,” says Mehdi Golshan, Lumentum’s senior director of Workplace Services.
Lumentum achieved LEED certification for implementing measurable strategies to ensure that its building is operating at a high level of sustainability. The firm applied practical solutions to several areas in the building, including implementing energy-efficient systems, reducing environmental impact through the adoption of green cleaning and pest management, installing efficient water management devices, and improving the indoor air quality by installing enhanced filtration systems.