Swisslog Healthcare Solutions Achieves LEED Certification at its Denver Headquarters
DENVER, Colo, Feb 01, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) --
Swisslog Healthcare Solutions(HCS) is proud to announce it has achieved LEED(R) Silver Certification for Existing Buildings at its North American headquarters facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification is the most widely recognized green-building program in the world, transforming buildings and communities in all 50 states and 135 countries. LEED-certified companies demonstrate leadership in corporate responsibility and sustainability through reducing carbon emissions, using less energy and contributing to a healthier work environment.
"LEED certification is the culmination of two years' effort in sustainability projects at Swisslog," notes Mike Hoganson, President of Swisslog HCS North America. "Our gains in operational efficiency and cost reduction provide a sound business justification for the stewardship programs we have in place as a result of our participation in the LEED program." Achieving LEED Certification is the first milestone in an ongoing sustainability plan at Swisslog HCS.
According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC(R)), the Swisslog facility is in good company. Currently, LEED certification of existing buildings outpaces new buildings - accounting for 53% of total square footage certified last year in the top 10 states rated by the USGBC. LEED Silver Certifications grew 33% for Existing Buildings in those states in 2012. Colorado continues to be a leader in per capita, LEED-certified square footage - ranked third in the country - with 10.6 million ft2 certified in 2012. (Source: USGBC.)
Swisslog Healthcare Solutions (HCS) is the leading supplier of automation and software solutions for material transport and medication management in healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed facility-wide and pharmacy automation systems in more than 3,000 hospitals worldwide, including more than 2,000 in North America. Denver-based Swisslog Healthcare Solutions offers total system design, manufacturing, installation and customer support - providing an integrated solution for lean workflow and operations that enhances information access, patient safety and cost efficiency.
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals.
Swisslog's solutions optimize customers' production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries rely on.
Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2,000 staff in 20 countries worldwide. The group's parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit http://www.swisslog.com.
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