Honda R&D achieves top environmental
The United States Green Building Council presented
Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) with the first Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification ever awarded
in the state of Ohio.
The plant in Raymond, Ohio supplies the multi-building HRA Ohio
Center with highly efficient utilities and has several sustainable
concepts incorporated into the construction and operation of the
Honda’s facility uses water and energy conservation
systems as well as emissions reducing tactics.
One of the applications that helped the building
achieve Gold certification is an air conditioning system that generates
cool air using an ice chilling system that is more efficient and
less costly, and has the capacity to cool additional buildings in
In addition to energy-savings, the central plant
employs emissions-reducing tactics. One example is their emergency
generator is operated using bio-diesel which reduces emissions up
to 75 percent when compared to mineral-based diesel.
HRA announced that it will build a new Acura Design
Studio in Torrance, California. This facility will also be constructed
as a certified green facility.