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GGI Invests in U.S. Green Building Council Membership
Taking Environmentally Friendly Products and Practices A Step Further
Secaucus, NJ – April 22, 2019— GGI is pleased to announce that the company is now a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). This investment is one more way that GGI demonstrates its corporate commitment to sustainable production and glass products.
USGBC is committed to protecting our environment through sustainable building design and business practices through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, the most widely recognized green building rating system in the world. The organization’s 12,000 national members work to lower the energy usage and carbon footprint of our buildings, neighborhoods and cities through LEED certification. Buildings can achieve Silver, Bronze, Gold or Platinum certification based on the number of credits achieved.
Research indicates that LEED-certified buildings use 25 percent less energy than the national average and reduce operational costs by 19 percent. Membership in USGBC demonstrates GGI’s commitment to driving energy savings even further through future product developments.
“Many of the products sold by GGI support potential LEED credits and as an environmentally friendly company it makes sense that we encourage and support green building in a bigger way,” states Stephen Balik, Director of Architectural Sales and Marketing. “As we continue to expand our fabrication capabilities, it is important that our sales and service team members have a good understanding of LEED and how this translates to better serving our customers—as well as other members of the building team,” adds Balik.
GGI employees also benefit from GGI membership through expanded education opportunities. As a member of USGBC, GGI employees will have unlimited access to members-only resources and discounted rates on an Education @USGBC subscription ; LEED AP, SITES AP, TRUE Advisor, WELL AP exam fees; and Greenbuild registration.
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