PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today that its headquarters, located in FMC Tower at Cira Centre South in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has received LEED Gold certification for its commercial interior. The certification, awarded to buildings and spaces that operate in a sustainable manner, demonstrates FMC's continuing commitment to sustainability.
FMC's new global headquarters earned the certification through its energy and water efficiency, superior indoor air quality and use of sustainable materials. The company worked closely with Brandywine Realty Trust, developer and owner of FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, to earn the certification. FMC occupies 250,000 square feet over a span of nine floors. Brandywine Realty Trust is also pursuing LEED certification for the core and shell of the building.
"Designing an office that's inviting, collaborative, functional and efficient was a team effort with designers, architects, sustainability engineers, project leaders and many others who contributed their talents to this project," said Linda Froelich, director of corporate sustainability. "We're proud to work in a space that is energy and water efficient, provides high-quality air, sources 100 percent renewable energy and has been built with sustainably sourced materials," commented Froelich.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building design and certification standard that measures building performance and certifies the sustainable aspects of a building. LEED is the most popular and widely used green building rating system globally. Currently there are more than 82,000 LEED buildings located in 162 countries and territories, while Philadelphia is home to 24 LEED Commercial Interior buildings including the FMC Tower.
Additional information about FMC and its sustainability initiatives is available at www.fmcsustainability.com.
As the most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe, LEED is transforming buildings, homes and communities in all 50 states and more than 161 countries and territories worldwide. LEED guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance of more than 79,600 projects worldwide, comprising more than 15.3 billion square feet of commercial and institutional construction space, and more than 245,000 additional residential units. For a holistic snapshot of the green building movement, check out our LEED in Motion report series, which equips readers with the numbers and insight they need to build a strong case for sustainability.
For more than a century, FMC Corporation has served the global agricultural, industrial and consumer markets with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. Revenue totaled approximately $3.3 billion in 2015. FMC employs approximately 6,000 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Lithium. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
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