Recycling Ink Cartridges Helps Civic Centre Secure LEED Award
West Hawaii Civic Center has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver status thanks, in part, to its ink cartridge recycling efforts.
The centre managed to achieve the award by passing criteria in six different performance standards. These are being a sustainable site, levels of water efficiency and energy and atmosphere.
Also materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation and design were all tested.
As part of the award, employees at the company are also encouraged to recycle food scraps and green waste alongside technical materials like ink and toner cartridges.
Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi said: "We are proud to receive this certification from USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) as it shows that we are leading by example in our quest to reduce our carbon footprint and create a more environmentally friendly Hawaii Island."
LEED aims to verify environmental performance, occupant health, and financial return of buildings
Posted by Barry Ashmore.