American Honda Motor Co. has the Honda Civic Hybrid and Honda Civic GX in its lineup, but the company’s dedication to the environment goes beyond eco-friendly vehicles. The company received five different LEED building certifications in 2008 including a LEED-EB Platinum rating for its Northwest Regional Facility in Gresham, Ore.
The other buildings that received recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council were new construction projects. The Honda R&D America’s Acura Design Studio in Torrance, Calif., American Honda’s Midwestern Consolidation Center in Troy, Ohio, and the Honda Aircraft Company World Headquarters in Greensboro, N.C., are all LEED Gold certified. The data center in Longmont, Colo., received LEED Silver certification in 2008.
Honda’s first LEED certification came in 2002; the Gresham facility that just received LEED-EB Platinum certification was initially LEED-NC Gold certified.
"The USGBC sees Honda's green building activity as a sign of its leadership and commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its buildings," said Doug Gatlin, vice president of market development for the U.S. Green Building Council. "In fact, Honda was the first to build a LEED Gold certified mixed-use industrial facility in the USA.” Source: Honda
Honda also has several new LEED projects in the works – the Marine Engine facility in Florida, the welcome center at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana and Honda Canada’s main office in Ontario are all being built to LEED specifications.