Adobe’s Endeavor into LEED Certification

December 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm 2 comments

There are two things that Adobe and LEED have in common: they are both taking over the world! The software giant recently opened a sales office in Beijing, China, and announced its achievement of a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

There are many noteworthy parts of this announcement, including the fact that this is Adobe’s first LEED Certification outside the United States, this is one of only 24 LEED Certified buildings in Beijing, and one of only 160 LEED Certified buildings in all of China. Taking these accomplishments into consideration, it seems Adobe has proven to the world that they have a firm commitment to sustainability and green building.

Some of the innovative actions that the Adobe team took to achieve LEED Certification in the Beijing office include:
• Reducing water consumption by 88%
• Realizing a 26% savings on lighting energy
• Reducing CO2 emissions by 2,772 KG/year
• Reusing furniture and lighting fixtures as much as possible
• Using “Cool Carpet” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
• Implementing green housekeeping with green-sealed products and recycling
• Using low-emitting construction materials to maintain a favorable indoor environment

Adobe staff proudly states that they will continue to work on improving their understanding of sustainability and demonstrating this understanding in their office environments. They are looking forward to partnering with experts around the world to learn, innovate, and continuously evolve.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pieconsultants  |  December 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Green roofs are a hot item in Europe, or so I’ve read. Do those even count towards getting the LEED certification points?

  • 2. Luciana shakespeare  |  November 3, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Thanks for sharing this informative blog post! Nowadays, there are many good LEED CE credential maintenance program for all architects, designers, engineers and students.


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