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Atkore Awarded Leadership in Energy

Atkore is proud to announce it recently was awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-CS Gold Certified 2010 for our expansion at the Harvey, IL facility. The year-long project added more than 500,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space to our existing headquarters.

The space now houses state-of-the art warehousing and distribution technology while making room for additional capacity and capabilities for steel coil slitting, powder coating, roll forming, product packaging and other secondary operations. It was also designed to improve inbound/outbound truck loading and traffic lanes as well as rail service by providing 28 drive-in truck docks with 100’ deep clear span interior loading bays, 8 standard interior dock positions with levelers and a raised interior rail platform.

Some key facts:

  • 95% of the interior lightning is high efficiency motion-activated light fixtures

  • 99% of onsite generated construction waste was diverted from landfill, which earned an Innovation in design credit for Exemplary performance for construction Waste Management

  • 30% of the total building materials were manufactured using recycled materials

About LEED

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is intended to provide building owners a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Once a project is complete, building owners can apply for LEED certification under one of four certification levels, based upon pre-established criteria set by the USGBC (Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum).