By Lisa Johnston
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Washington -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and LG Electronics USA (LG) said Thursday they will collaborate on a number of environmental goals.
Under the agreement LG has pledged to participate in a broad array of EPA environmental stewardship programs with technical assistance and support from the EPA.
These initiatives include the following:
The memorandum of understanding also covers product stewardship, environmentally-preferred purchasing, green infrastructure, green transportation and environmental education initiatives in which EPA and LG will collaborate.
LG’s environmental sustainability and energy conservation efforts include the planned construction in New Jersey of a 493,167-square- foot, eight-story state-of-art office building on a 27-acre lot in Englewood Cliffs to serve as its new North American headquarters.
The proposed design is said to be responsive to the environment and includes a number of environmentally enhanced elements that are designed to achieve at least a Gold LEED certification.
More than 15 office buildings in the LG portfolio are being reviewed for operating and energy efficiency enhancements as well. Supporting the key elements of this MOU, the company has committed to an industry-leading 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for its U.S. operations by 2020, compared with a 2007 baseline.
LG is a member of the EPA's GreenPower Partnership (GPP), and purchases 100 percent green energy for its current New Jersey headquarters.
LG will also construct an 85,000-square-foot array of LG photovoltaic solar panels at its new headquarters facility, which will generate an annual amount of 1,047 MWH. Under the MOU, the company is in the process of reviewing green power options for other U.S operations.
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