New HID Building Earns LEED Platinum Certification /Local/DSS/Sustainability/case%20studies/hiddawn01v2.jpg HID Global's World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin, Texas has been LEED Platinum certified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. The USGBC LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. The HID building is the only industrial manufacturing facility in the state of Texas to be awarded a LEED Platinum rating. "This achievement signifies our 'Green by Design' philosophy and continuing focus on sustainability and excellence," says Kevin Teehan, senior director of strategic operations and corporate sustainability with HID Global. "For our customers, this translates into innovative, secure products and solutions that help minimize environmental impact while reducing operating costs. We share this accomplishment with all of the many people and organizations who worked with us to make this possible." HID Global’s Austin facility incorporates a wide range of sustainability features, from low-impact site selection, water-efficient landscaping and indoor water use reduction to lighting and energy performance optimization, low-energy thermal comfort verification, indoor air quality improvement, and reduction of virgin materials use through construction waste management and selection of sustainable construction materials. The facility is a showcase of ASSA ABLOY products, with openings throughout equipped with doors, locks, gasketing, thresholds, hinges and door closers from Group brands Besam, HID, McKinney, Norton, Pemko, Rixson, Rockwood, Sargent and Securitron.