Feb 27, 2012
Sterling, VA – Neustar, a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment, advertising and marketing industries, today announced its new headquarter facility has received LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is the USGBC’s leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient, high performance buildings. Receiving this certification is an honor and recognizes Neustar’s commitment to managing its energy consumption, water efficiency and material use during the construction process.
"At Neustar we believe being energy efficient is good for business and the environment," said Scott Blake Harris, general counsel and senior vice president, Neustar, External Affairs. "Our focus on energy efficiency not only reduces our expenses, it also helps us protect the communities where our employees work and live."
To obtain the LEED certification, Neustar’s facilities team, in conjunction with the design firm Interplan of Washington D.C., submitted required data to support the annual operational efficiency of the building. Neustar’s headquarter facility received the LEED rating system – LEED CI v2009 Certified certification -- for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies into the overall building design. The LEED certification of Certified was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impacted the project itself and the broader community.
The LEED process verifies environmental performance, occupant health and financial return. LEED was established for market leaders to design and construct buildings that protect and save precious resources while also making good economic sense. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org/leed
Additionally, Neustar has been recognized as a “Certified Green Business” for the past two years by Loudon County Government and the Chamber of Commerce.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation. Its membership includes corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations. Since USGBC’s founding in 1993, the Council has grown to more than 17,000 member companies and organizations, a comprehensive family of LEED® green building rating systems, an expansive educational offering, the industry’s popular Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (www.greenbuildexpo.org), and a network of 78 local chapters, affiliates, and organizing groups.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified green building criteria. The six major environmental categories of review include: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design. Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of LEED green building certification are awarded based on the total number of points earned within each LEED category. LEED can be applied to all building types including new construction, commercial interiors, core & shell developments, existing buildings, homes, neighborhood developments, schools and retail facilities. LEED for Healthcare is currently under development and is expected to be released in early 2008. Incentives for LEED are available at the state and local level and LEED has also been adopted nationwide by federal agencies, state and local governments, and interested private companies.
About Neustar, Inc.
Neustar, Inc. is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment, advertising and marketing industries throughout the world. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in routing, addressing and authentication to its customers’ data to help them identify new revenue opportunities, network efficiencies, cybersecurity and fraud protection measures. More information is available atwww.neustar.biz.