LG Electronics USA has received the 2021 USGBC Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Building Council for the company’s LEED Platinum Certified LG North American headquarters campus in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. The $300 million project is a showcase for environmentally friendly design, having achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum New Construction certification, the highest-level rating that distinguishes buildings that promote employee well-being, are energy and water efficient, and preserve open space and ecosystems.
LG created 50% more green space on the 27-acre site, maintained woodlands and wetlands and planted more than 1,500 new trees native to New Jersey. Incorporating the company’s own green-building technologies, the facility features highly efficient LG HVAC technologies to maximize energy conservation and an 85,000-square-foot rooftop array of LG solar modules to generate clean electricity on-site and help reduce carbon emissions. Other award-winning technologies and systems from LG – including digital signage displays and smart appliances – also are integrated throughout the property.
The campus is one of only 10 new construction buildings in New Jersey and one of 894 projects in the United States to earn the coveted LEED Platinum distinction. The 350,000-square-foot building’s design has been applauded by conservation groups for protecting the iconic vistas and integrity of the nearby Palisades Park. The spacious floor plans will allow LG’s employees to spread out in the open-plan office environment.