LEED – (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ) is an internationally recognized green building certification system.
The newly built Pratt & Whitney Tubes facility got LEED Gold certification, scoring 69 points, which is the highest score in Poland among UTC units. Our plant is therefore in third place in Poland in the category of industrial facilities, which at the same time means that we have used solutions in the area of pro-ecological design, use and maintenance of our building.
What’s more, the Pratt & Whitney Tubes building is the only ecologically certified facility in the Niepołomice Industrial Zone.
Thanks to LEED iur new building is:
- ecological – all designed areas with greenery are covered with local greenery, perfectly adapted to the climatic conditions, which has eliminated the need for artificial irrigation and reduced or eliminated the need for chemicals. Leaving green areas and the use of openwork parking slabs helps with the absorption of rainwater on the area of the plot and reduces rainwater runoff. The use of environmentally friendly solutions that save water inside the building has significantly reduced its consumption. Vast energy savings have allowed CO2 emissions to be reduced.
- comfortable – there are showers and a changing room for cyclists , as well as bicycle racks in the the facility, so that employees who want to commute to work in an active way feel comfortable. The building and finishing materials used were selected so as to reduce VOC emissions (volatile organic compounds), which has a positive effect on employee health and reduces allergies.
- economical – a comfortable and safe for health building means higher employee productivity and reduced expenses related to sickness absence. The implementation of LEED solutions resulted in energy and water savings, while construction methods used allowed the recycling of a large amount of waste.