Lafarge North America debuts green headquarters

Lafarge North America has moved into its new headquarters in Reston, Va. The new space has been designed to maximize the use of recycled materials and create a space that will use electricity, water and other resources in a more efficient manner.

Lafarge’s search for new office space started more than one year ago. The move committee surveyed more than 20 potential sites and actively negotiated with five potentials before deciding on the office space in Reston.

The building’s sustainable features include:

  • Interior concrete walkways that release lower amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) compared to carpet. Lafarge synthetic gypsum wallboard, which uses 99 percent recycled material.
  • A sustainable design focused on allowing more natural light inside, resulting in lower demand for artificial lighting.
  • Thermal monitoring that ensures different sections of the building are being heated and cooled individually. Water-efficient toilets, sinks and other items.

Motion-sensor-activated lights. In addition, more than 90 percent of the construction waste from the Lafarge headquarters will be recycled.

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