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Saint-Gobain’s Northboro Facility Wins International Environmental Award

May 25, 2010

State-of-the-art design adheres to rigorous international energy efficiency standards.

The new Saint-Gobain R&D center in Northboro has been honored with the company’s prestigious “Care:4” environmental award.It was formally opened last year by Governor Deval Patrick and is one of only two buildings throughout the world to attain the rating.

The goal of Saint-Gobain’s global Care:4 program is aggressive: to reduce carbon dioxide emissions of company-owned buildings by a factor of four by 2040. Care:4 covers new office buildings, training centers, showrooms, as well as existing Saint-Gobain buildings which undergo major renovations.The new Northboro building attained the Care:4 rating based on its state-of-the-art design, which adheres to Saint-Gobain's rigorous international energy efficiency standards, as well as its use of Saint-Gobain energy-saving products including CertainTeed insulation, CertainTeed “cool” solar reflective roofing and Saint-Gobain low-emissivity glazing.

“The new building is an outstanding example of the company's commitment to energy conservation, environment protection and sustainable development,” said Gilles Colas, General Delegate for Saint-Gobain in North America.“We’re pleased that the Saint-Gobain Care:4 certification has been awarded to this facility which is truly a building of the future.I know it wasn't easy for the team to meet Care:4's demanding design and performance requirements--but they did it.My congratulations and thanks go to everyone involved in this project, in which we can take pride.”

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