Westlake, Ohio, USA – June 25, 2012 - Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) today celebrates the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification of its headquarters building in Westlake, Ohio. The building becomes the first corporate headquarters in the greater Cleveland area to be awarded LEED certification, according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Projects & Case Studies Directory. LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings.
The 28,000 square-foot facility was opened in November 2010 and incorporates a number of significant leading green building technologies. Environmentally friendly features include energy optimized lighting, HVAC and water systems, a partial green roof planted with native vegetation, a parking lot and landscape design that mitigates storm water generation, reflective white roofing materials that reduce heat island effects and regionally sourced and recycled construction materials.
“Nordson’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and Nordson serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”
Cleveland-area architectural firm Clark & Post Architects was instrumental in helping Nordson realize the goal of designing a building that reflects its values and philosophy. “Beyond providing a payback on the investment made in the systems, the choice of high efficiency equipment and enhanced design is a tangible representation of Nordson’s dedication to not only the environment, but also local communities,” said Ronald A. Cocco, President, Clark & Post Architects.
“Our headquarters’ environmentally friendly construction and features are consistent with our corporate philosophy and values, which include an emphasis on creating long-term benefits for the communities where we operate,” said Michael F. Hilton, Nordson President and CEO.
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Other major Nordson projects that incorporate environmentally friendly features include an existing manufacturing plant in New Jersey that recently integrated solar power and a new manufacturing facility in Georgia, which features green building technologies like energy optimized lighting, reflective roofing and environmentally friendly landscape design.
Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase throughput, productivity and up-time, enable new products and features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or www.facebook.com/nordson.
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James R. Jaye (Director, Communications and Investor Relations)