UPS Corporate Office First in Industry to Earn Both LEED Gold Status and Energy Star Certification

Global Headquarters Meets High Environmental Standards
Jan 10, 2012 3:15 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA - January 10, 2012 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) has become the first major package delivery and logistics company to earn Gold Status certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) along with an Energy Star certification for its corporate headquarters complex.

The Corporate Office is just the first UPS building to be assessed for certification."Our plan is to assess all new facilities and some existing facilities to see if they qualify for LEED and Energy Star evaluations," said Scott Wicker, UPS chief sustainability officer. "At UPS, we manage our assets as effectively as possible and continue to find ways to improve in all aspects of our business."

The corporate offices of UPS won the LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Energy Star certification was awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for meeting strict energy performance standards. 

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