Building Green Begins at Home

At our facilities worldwide, we've long demonstrated a commitment to reducing our environmental footprint —through recycling, emissions reduction, ISO environmental certifications, and many other continuous improvement measures. Few programs demonstrate our success more clearly—while serving to inspire designers, architects and builders—than Building 701 at our headquarters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

In 2007, Building 701 earned the highest possible certification granted by the U.S. Green Building Council—USGBC LEED EB Platinum—only the sixth building ever to do so, and the first outside California. Built in 1998 as a green building, it has always been a profitable, environmentally responsible, healthy and productive place to work. Steady design and operational improvements over the years, however, have transformed Building 701 into a model for the use of clean, renewable energy, for reduced energy and water use, for recycling and acoustics, and for green maintenance and landscaping. Building 701 showcases the environmental performance that's possible when you make a vigorous commitment to healthy, sustainable building features. Learn much more at