The Nokian Tyres US factory’s production building has earned LEED v4 Silver certification for green building leadership. The factory in Dayton, Tennessee, was opened a year ago and began commercial production in January 2020.
The facility earned LEED v4 Silver certification due to a wide range of sustainable elements, including:
- Smart building automation designed to save energy
- Eco-friendly building materials
- Efficient water and waste management systems
- Electric vehicle charging stations in the car park
- Renewable energy generation via onsite solar panels. The panels generate three megawatts of solar energy when working under direct sunlight.
“We are honoured to receive LEED v4 Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which affirms Nokian Tyres’ leadership in sustainability,” says Adrian Kaczmarczyk, SVP, Supply Operations.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building program in the world. Buildings with LEED certification use less energy and water, avoid waste, have improved indoor air quality, and create less environmental burden on their community.
Nokian Tyres aims for leadership in sustainability in its field. The company has already reduced CO2 emissions at its global production facilities by 44 percent in six years and was the first in the tyre industry to have its SBT goals (Science Based Targets) for reducing CO2 emissions officially approved.
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