NEW: US Green Building Council Adopts LEED Standards for K-12 Schools
The US Green Building Council has adopted new standards for the LEED Certification of K-12 Schools in the US. For commercial food equipment, the standards continue to recognize energy-saving kitchen equipment as contributing to LEED certification. The new standards also include water use reduction standards for warewashers, ice machines, and steamers. In these categories, the standards define water-saving minimums as:
Warewashers, maximum one gallon of water per rack
Steamers, maximum of two gallons of water per hour, with use of boilerless steamers only.
Ice Machines, producing more than 175 lbs. per day, maximum of 20 gallons per 100 pounds, with no water-cooled machines allowed
Ice Machines, producing less than 175 lbs. per day, maximum of 30 gallons per 100 pounds, with no water-cooled machines allowed.
Expanded Energy Leadership Supports LEED® Green Building Rating System
Manitowoc is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry. The core purpose of this group is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
As a member of USGBC, Manitowoc recently voted in favor of the new standards for K-12 Schools. And we continue to work with many of our leading customers and channel partners to advocate collaborative development of new resource-conserving standards for foodservice equipment and facilities.
The USGBC administers the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™, a voluntary building certification program that defines high-performance green buildings. The system creates guidelines for green building and offers third-party validation of a building's green features. At Manitowoc, we are proud that all of our EnerLogic™ products contribute and support the LEED® Green Building Rating System™.
The LEED® Green Building Rating System TM was created and is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. It defines high-performance green buildings, which are more environmentally responsible, healthier and more profitable. The program serves as a design guideline and offers third-party validation of a building's green features.