Caterpillar Actively Pursuing LEED Certifications

Caterpillar Actively Pursuing LEED Certifications

A summary of Caterpillar LEED certifications from the 2013 Sustainability Report
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

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One portion of Caterpillar's Vision 2020 sustainable development goals is "designing all new facility construction to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or comparable green building criteria."

In 2013, the following Caterpillar facilities received certification in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC (New Construction) certification process or comparable criteria:


  • Caterpillar Visitors Center, Peoria, Ill.

LEED Certified

  • Zatec Solar Turbines Reman Facility, Czech Republic

The following facilities were designed and constructed following LEED-NC or comparable criteria, but were not certified:

  • Caterpillar Tianjin Ltd., Tianjin, China
  • China Proving Ground, Tongzhou, China
  • Large Mining Truck Facility, Batam, Indonesia
  • Logistics, Arvin, Calif.
  • Logistics, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  • Mini Hydraulic Excavator & Small Track Type Tractor Facility, Athens, Ga.
  • Shot Blast Facility, Victoria, Texas

For example,

  • GOLD — Peoria, Ill., Caterpillar Visitors Center

Opened in 2012, the Caterpillar Visitors Center incorporates a variety of energy and water conservation features that reduce water use by as much as 45 percent compared to a typical building and energy use by 35 percent.

  • Certified — Zatec, Czech Republic, Remanufacturing Center

In 2013, this Solar Turbines Remanufacturing Center became the second manufacturing facility to achieve LEED certification status in the Czech Republic. The facility successfully incorporated a high-efficiency lighting scheme, thermal insulation and low-water plumbing fixtures in order to reduce water and energy usage. The facility also utilized construction materials with up to 20 percent recycled content and recycled 75 percent of the waste generated during construction.

Click here read more about our goals and progress in the Caterpillar 2013 Sustainability Report.

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