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Facilities in Ohio and Canada are Honda's latest LEED®-certified "green buildings" - Green Living Guy
Honda Engineering North America, Inc.’s Powertrain Division in Anna, Ohio, and Honda Canada, Inc.’s new head office in Markham, Ontario, have each earned LEED “green-building” certification, bringing to eleven the number of LEED-certifiedHonda facilities in North America, the most LEED-certified buildings of any automaker. Honda Engineering North America’s Anna facility has earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, while Honda Canada’s head office has earned LEED-Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council. “Our environmental efforts extend well beyond the products we make and include the facilities that support Honda’s manufacturing, R&D, sales and service operations across North America,” said David Strelow, facilities manager for the Anna Engine Plant, who was involved in the construction of the new facility. “This is part and parcel of our commitment to being good neighbors in the communities where we do business and good stewards of the environment and our finite natural resources.” During construction of the expanded facility, the company used locally sourced materials where possible and diverted more than 185 cubic yards of construction material from landfills, recycling or reusing more than 50 percent of total construction materials. The expanded facility is now equipped with cool-roof materials, more energy-efficient lighting controls and advanced indoor-air-quality management systems.