Austin’s Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a good corporate neighbor with high standards for business development, community relationships and environmental policy. The company’s Lone Star Campus in Texas, designed by TBG Partners LEED Architects is a reflection of the chipmaker’s environmental commitment to excellence. In January, the company announced that the campus has received a Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Certification from the third-party rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The green movement was rooted in the 60’s, beginning more than 40 years ago. Spurred on by emerging energy markets and volatile commodity pricing, the cost of energy and the cost of building materials became global issues.
If you live in Texas, do business in Texas or anywhere else in the U.S., you know a wave of environmental change is coming. At the center of that wave is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification program. 2009 marks the innovative program’s 11th full year.