CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oatey Co. (Oatey), a leader in the plumbing industry since 1916, has achieved LEED NC Gold Status for its new Customer Support Center located in Emerald Corporate Park in Cleveland. Opened in October 2016, the Customer Support Center serves as Oatey’s corporate headquarters and is a state-of-the-art, sustainable, and energy-efficient facility.
The 47,000-square-foot building bordering the Cleveland Metroparks, an extensive system of nature preserves, offers employees access to daylight, views of the park, and connection to nature, which helps to foster well-being at work.
The sustainable design elements of the facility are a direct response to Oatey’s focus around reducing long-term energy costs and water consumption. Key areas that earned credits toward the Gold certification included Project Location and Site Selection, Diversion of Construction Waste from Landfills, Water Conservation, Reduction of Overall Energy Usage, Green Power, Renewable and Recycled Project Materials and Enhanced Indoor Air Quality.
To reduce water consumption, the facility includes water saving elements such as flush fixtures which utilize rainwater captured in a cistern outside the building. Drought-resistant and native plant varieties were carefully chosen to complement the park and architecture. The interior and exterior of the building were designed holistically to capitalize on views and to blend in with the landscape.
ABOUT OATEY CO.
Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Today, Oatey operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply more than 6,000 products for professional builders, contractors, engineers and do-it-yourself consumers around the world. We have continued to meet customer needs for more than a century by offering innovative plumbing solutions that deliver results the first time. All Oatey products and brands are backed with the highest-quality technical and customer support programs in the industry.
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Oatey has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. For more information, visit Oatey.com, call (800) 321-9532 or follow Oatey on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.