A number of Gulfstream’s facilities have received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. The certifications were achieved by meeting standards for sustainable site development, water saving, energy efficiency, material selection and indoor environmental quality.
LEED Silver certification has been achieved in Savannah, Georgia, USA, for Gulfstream’s two purpose-built manufacturing facilities for the G500 and G600 (pictured above), the 405,868ft² Product Support Distribution Center and the 80,000ft² Product Support paint facility for in-service aircraft. In Brunswick, Georgia, the facility’s newest maintenance hangar (pictured below), which spans nearly 110,000ft², has also achieved LEED Silver certification.
Gulfstream reports its environmentally friendly measures on these buildings included sustainable site development, including recycled fill and recycled construction waste; low-flow plumbing features; low-emitting construction materials; reflective roofing materials and increased roof and window insulation; highly efficient HVAC systems, including chiller beams and energy recovery systems; highly efficient lighting and lighting control sensors; and the use of drought-tolerant and native plants requiring little or no irrigation.
Gulfstream’s fourth Research and Development Center also has LEED Silver certification.
April 21, 2016