AUSTIN–The new world headquarters for HIDGlobal recently received LEED Platinumcertification, making it the only industrial manufacturing facilityin Texas to hold this title. The $35 million, 250,000-square-footfacility was constructed to consolidate corporate functions,manufacturing, assembly and test operations, distribution and salesoperations.

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“LEED Platinum certification for our WorldHeadquarters further elevates our award-winning facilityas a leading Austin sustainability showcase and a Texas businesssuccess story,” says Kevin Teehan, senior directorof strategic operations and corporate sustainability with HIDGlobal. “This achievement signifies our Green byDesign philosophy and continuing focus on sustainabilityexcellence.”

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Houston-based Harvey Cleary Builders was thecommercial general contractor for the project, while Austin-basedLive Oak-Gottesman was the developer. Theheadquarters was designed by Studio 8Architects.

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Green initiatives that contributed to the Platinum certificationinclude water-efficient landscaping, indoor water use reduction,optimized lighting performance from LED fixture selection, thermalcomfort verification, construction waste management to reduce thedemand for virgin resources and the selection of sustainablematerials.

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“An achievement like this only happens with a strong team,guided by a solid plan,” says Jason Bohrer, vicepresident and general manager for HID Global's North AmericanOperations Center, in a statement. “It also signifies the scope ofour sustainability commitment, both to the communities where weoperate and to a broader global mission. Our commitment continuesto expand and grow as sustainability best practices integrate intomore and more of our daily business.”

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The facility opened in January but will not be fully operationaluntil the third quarter of 2015.

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