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Adobe Headquarters Goes Platinum

The East Tower, in the middle, and the Alamaden Tower, to the right, at Adobe’s headquarters in San Jose, California have joined the West Tower (not shown) in achieving a Platinum rating in the LEED® for Existing Buildings Rating System.

Photo: William A. Porter
Adobe Systems, Inc., of San Jose, California, has reached new heights in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System by having three of its buildings achieve a LEED for Existing Buildings Platinum rating. The first of these buildings, the West Tower of the company’s headquarters, was certified in July 2006; two other buildings, the East and Almaden Towers, were certified in December. According to Adobe, the company has invested $650,000 in energy and environmental retrofits in the East and Almaden Towers since 2001 and has seen $728,000 in savings as of 2006. The retrofits included the installation of drought-tolerant landscaping and a weather-based irrigation control system as well as the installation of carbon dioxide sensors in the office areas that adjust exhaust fan operation to control indoor air quality.

Published January 2, 2007

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