HID Global’s EPDs can also be used for public procurement and building assessment activities HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced it has joined parent company ASSA ABLOY in reporting the environmental performance of its access control readers using internationally recognised Environmental Product Declarations (EPD®s). The company has released EPDs for most of its iCLASS SE® door readers and many of its pivCLASS® readers, providing a transparent view of the products’ sustainable qualities and environmental repercussions so that customers can make more informed purchase decisions. HID Global will showcase its solutions featuring EPDs, along with other sustainability initiatives in ASSA ABLOY Booth #1513 at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 18 through 20, 2015, in Washington D.C. EPD reporting for HID door readers “As the first access control company to initiate EPD reporting for its products, we are providing customers with a new set of tools to educate their own environmentally-conscious customers while also adding new value to our Genuine HID® solutions,” said Kevin Teehan, Vice President of Strategic Services and Chief Compliance Officer with HID Global. “We chose our award-winning, flagship iCLASS SE and pivCLASS door readers to launch this new initiative, and we plan to extend the practice to a broader range of products in the near future.” In addition to assisting with product purchase decisions, HID Global’s EPDs can also be used for public procurement and building assessment activities, and to provide environmental performance validation for such programs as U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Platinum accreditation. The company has instituted EPD reporting as part of a broader corporate and cultural commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility that has earned it numerous awards from customers and business organisations. HID Global’s extensive list of sustainability initiatives are focused on minimising its carbon footprint, reducing operating costs, and creating green products and solutions for its customers. An EPD An EPD is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the lifecycle environmental impact of products. The HID Global EPDs are registered by both the Institut Bauen und Umwelt (IBU) and UL organisations. These programs’ goals are to help and support organisations to communicate the environmental performance of their products (goods and services) in a credible and understandable way.
HID Global’s sustainability initiatives focus on minimising the company’s carbon footprint, reducing operating costs HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced it has been recognised for its efforts in sustainability and environmental responsibility by both customer Johnson Controls and the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Awards extend the growing list of accolades the company has received on behalf of its demonstrable commitment to best practices for reducing the environmental footprint of its global operations, products and solutions. Embracing environmental responsibility “We are proud to have been singled out for these environmental awards by our customer and the community,” said Kevin Teehan, Vice President of Strategic Services and Chief Compliance Officer with HID Global. “These recognitions from Johnson Controls and the City of Austin, both of whom are sustainability leaders, validate HID Global’s worldwide business strategy and our corporate culture of embracing global sustainability and environmental responsibility.” Johnson Controls selected HID Global as one of 16 suppliers during 2015 who made key contributions related to sustainability and other key product attributes. The awards were announced during Johnson Controls’ sixth annual Supplier Recognition and Procurement Excellence Day, a celebration of the strong partnerships that exist between the Fortune 500 Company and its world-class suppliers. HID Global was also publicly acknowledged for its sustainability achievements by the Austin Chamber of Commerce as part of its 15th annual Greater Austin Business Awards competition, one of the largest business events in Central Texas. The company was chosen from among more than 300 entrants to receive the Chamber’s Intel Environmental Responsibility & Sustainability Award. About 300 companies were nominated for the Austin Chamber’s Business Awards. HID Global’s sustainability initiatives focus on minimising the company’s carbon footprint, reducing operating costs, and creating green products and solutions for its customers. Key initiatives include a commitment to green building design for all existing operations, remodels and new construction, and an ongoing focus on global best practices for managing sustainability over the long term. Among its many sustainability accomplishments, HID Global has been recognised by the Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) and the Austin Business Journal for its World Headquarters and North American Operations Center, which is the only industrial facility in Central Texas to receive LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The company also has received certification to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standards at its facilities, worldwide.
The ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard certificate was issued by SGS HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that its worldwide headquarters and North America Operations Centre located in Austin, Texas, has achieved certification to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard. The certificate was issued by SGS, an accredited third-party organisation, after completing an audit verifying that the Austin facility’s environmental management system conforms to the standard’s requirements. The ISO 14001 standard provides the criteria, framework and tools for certifying systems that enable organisations to identify and control their environmental impact. Achieving certification demonstrates to an organisation’s customers, employees, and stakeholders that their building’s environmental impact is being measured and improved. Certification elements include compliance with environmental legislation, pollution prevention, minimising energy and resource usage, and exceeding customers’ environmental expectations for environmental performance. The achievement "This achievement in Austin extends our proven track record of successful ISO 14001 certifications around the world that demonstrate HID Global’s ongoing commitment to best practices in sustainability,” said Kevin Teehan, senior director of Strategic Operations and Corporate Sustainability with HID Global. “We take great pride in our team as they continue the hard work of making HID Global a showcase of environmental stewardship.” Developed and constructed with a focus on sustainable design and operations, HID Global’s facility opened in Austin on January 13, 2014, and has since been recognised as an industry-leading and environmentally-conscious building through the following distinctions, certifications and awards: Only industrial manufacturing facility in Texas to achieve Platinum-level certification with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® rating program Four-star rating from Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB), which focuses on the city’s more stringent energy, water and indoor environmental quality requirements Named one of the city’s best new buildings in Austin Business Journal’s 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Awards competition
HID Global’s facility achieved Platinum certification under LEED for Commercial Interiors HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced at a ceremony and celebration event that its World Headquarters and North American Operations Centre in Austin has been LEED® Platinum certified, and is the only industrial manufacturing facility in the state of Texas awarded this distinction. The USGBC LEED rating system is the foremost programme for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. “LEED Platinum certification for our World Headquarters further elevates our award-winning facility as a leading Austin sustainability showcase and a Texas business success story,” said Kevin Teehan, senior director of strategic operations and corporate sustainability with HID Global. “This achievement signifies our ‘Green by Design’ philosophy and continuing focus on sustainability excellence. For our customers, this translates into innovative, secure products and solutions that help minimise environmental impact while reducing operating costs. We share this accomplishment with all of the many people and organisations who worked with us to make this possible.” HID Global’s facility achieved Platinum certification under LEED for Commercial Interiors. According to the USGBC, only 6% of the total LEED certified projects have attained a LEED Platinum certification. The distinction is reserved for building projects that earn the highest levels of green building elements in the LEED certification programme, which implements practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. HID Global parent ASSA ABLOY is also a Platinum-level member of the USGBC, signifying its strong commitment to the sustainable building movement. HID Global parent ASSA ABLOY is also a Platinum-level member of the USGBC, signifying its strong commitment to the sustainable building movement “HID Global’s LEED Platinum certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and 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 HID Global, with its Platinum level certification, serves as a prime example of just how much we can accomplish.” Project features that helped HID Global achieve its Platinum rating include: Site selection in close proximity to community services and public transportation, in a Desired Development Zone that reduces transportation impacts and facilitates walkable access to services for occupants. Water-efficient landscaping, enabling a more than 71 percent reduction in potable water used to irrigate landscape. Indoor water use reduction, which delivers 35 percent reduction in indoor potable water use. Optimised lighting performance from LED fixture selection, which results in over 46 percent reduction in lighting power for the entire building. Optimised energy performance of equipment and appliances, including exclusive selection of Energy Star qualified office equipment and appliances which results in a minimum of 30 percent lower electricity usage. Controllable lighting systems that reduce lighting energy consumption and air conditioning requirements, including the use of daylight controls for all regularly occupied spaces within 15 feet of windows, andoccupancy sensors for more than 90 percent of the connected lighting load. Thermal comfort verification that minimises energy use associated with building air conditioning while maintaining thermal comfort conditions that enhance occupant well-being. Improved indoor air quality through selection of low-emitting materials, which improves occupant health and productivity while reducing expenses and liability for building owners, operators and insurance companies. Construction waste management to reduce demand for virgin resources and minimise environmental impacts associated with resource extraction, processing and transportation. Selection of sustainable materials to further reduce virgin materials use and solid waste volumes, while also minimising transportation activities and associated pollution. As part of a key ASSA ABLOY initiative, HID Global’s sustainability programme also includes developing its first Environmental Product Declarations for the company’s readers “An achievement like this only happens with a strong team, guided by a solid plan,” said Jason Bohrer, vice president and general manager for HID Global’s North American Operations Centre. “It also signifies the scope of our sustainability commitment, both to the communities where we operate and to a broader global mission. Our commitment continues to expand and grow as sustainability best practices integrate into more and more of our daily business.” As part of a key ASSA ABLOY initiative, HID Global’s sustainability programme also includes developing its first Environmental Product Declarations for the company’s readers. Similar to a food nutrition label, an EPD is a verified document that communicates a product’s environmental impact, from design to usage. HID Global is the first global access control manufacturer to offer an EPD for an access control reader, reinforcing its position as a responsible and innovative leader. HID Global partners responsible for managing the development and construction of its award-winning headquarters facility included Harvey Cleary Builders, a commercial general contractor headquartered in Houston, and Austin commercial real estate developer Live Oak-Gottesman. The facility’s design was managed by Austin-based Studio 8 Architects, along with engineering consulting and design service partners Bury, Endeavor Real Estate Group LLC and Carrillo Dean Landscape Architecture (CDLA). Other key contributors included Boston Industrial Consulting, as well as Lee Gros, Architect and Artisan, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce, which supported HID Global in meeting key construction milestones. HID Global’s World Headquarters and North American Operations Centre was also recently honoured by the Austin Business Journal in its 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Awards competition, which recognises best practices in building and development, and showcases projects and transactions during the year that had the biggest impact on the community, residents and the industry. Honoured in the industrial development category of the awards competition, HID Global’s facility was formally opened in January and, when fully operational in 2015, will be the company’s largest facility in the region.