Itron’s corporate headquarters located in Liberty Lake, Wash. has been granted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council at the gold level.

The roughly 200,000-square-foot building purchased in 2004 is the first Itron facility to qualify for LEED certification by incorporating key principles of sustainability in existing building operations and maintenance. These principles included water conservation, waste management and energy efficiency; nontoxic materials and recycled/reused materials; and balance between environmental and economic considerations, and proximity to public transportation.

LEED certification highlights at Liberty Lake include: 
• Low flow water fixtures 
• Energy efficient lighting and controls 
• Expanded recycling efforts, including office supplies 
• Compostable material use in the cafeteria reducing the landfill footprint 
• Nontoxic paints in adhesives, carpets and building materials 
• Green cleaning standards and supplies 
• Natural fertilizers and pest control for landscaping/facility

At its other facilities, Itron has been incorporating many LEED best practices, including energy efficiency, water conservation and waste management.

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