?Following a three-year, $500,000 capital improvement project at its facility, Welch Allyn, Beaverton, Ore, announced its Beaverton facility achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for Existing Buildings designation from the US Green Building Council. The LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System focuses on indoor and outdoor building cleaning and maintenance programs, chemical use, recycling initiatives, and systems upgrades to maximize operational efficiency and minimize environmental impact.??“Welch Allyn is extremely proud to have the first tenant-driven LEED certified building in Oregon,” said Steve Meyer, president and CEO. “We have reduced our carbon footprint, implemented energy- and water-efficient systems, and created a space that is healthy and safe for our employees.”?
Welch Allyn has developed a variety of initiatives and taken significant actions to establish company-wide awareness of the environment via employee-based programs while targeting opportunities that have a positive environmental impact. The Beaverton facility has decreased water usage by more than 32%, increased its Energy Star rating from 31 to 85, and reduced energy usage by more than 50%.??The Welch Allyn global headquarters, located in Skaneateles Falls, NY, received a LEED Gold certification for its renovation and expansion project in October of 2011.?