Amonix’s Seal Beach, California and North Las Vegas, Nevada facilities have earned gold-level certification for their low environmental impact from the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The company’s buildings were rated in 13 environmental impact categories, including climate change, indoor environmental quality, resource depletion and water intake.
Amonix additionally revealed that as part of its LEED certification, its Nevada facility would be powered with eight of its own CPV solar systems providing 100% of the site’s energy needs, approximately 1,500MWh per year. The North Las Vegas lighting array is said to surpass LEED requirements by 15% to 20% with high-performance plumbing fixtures reducing water usage 41%.
The company’s California location, a 78,000 square foot facility, was awarded LEED gold certification in February earning the maximum score for its lighting system design. “Our two ‘green’ building efforts stand as everyday symbols of our commitment to producing high efficiency, low cost solar power systems and reducing our environmental impact,” said Brian Robertson, CEO of Amonix. “The LEED certification process is rewarding and proves that balancing economic advantage with sustainability is achievable.”