Nissan Disses U.S. Green Building Council

by | Mar 10, 2008

nissan_headquarters.jpgIn July, Nissan North America is moving its headquarters to a 50-acre green campus with a restored wetland.

But Nissan isn’t seeking a seal of approval from the U.S. Green Building Council. Rob Traynham, the company’s director of corporate services, said Nissan preferred to spend money to restore the wetland “rather than have a plaque on the wall,” AP reports.

Green features include:

– A light harvesting system that automatically dims or turns off interior lights in the 460,000 square feet of offices.

– Sun shades outside with computer-designed blades direct sunlight to reduce glare and heat.

– Air conditioning and heat controlled through outlets at each work station.

Nissan says that the headquarters should consume about 35 percent less energy than a traditionally designed building, according to the article.

In 2006, Nissan unveiled a new environmental action plan dubbed Nissan Green Program 2010.

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