Schaumburg, IL, August 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Rabine Group is proud to announce that its 100,000 square foot facility in Schaumburg has earned its LEED certification for Existing Buildings. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) notified the Rabine Group of their certification late last month, just in time for the Rabine Group Grand Opening. The Rabine Group building is one of the first LEED certified buildings in Schaumburg.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED certification provides a third party verification that the building uses strategies aimed at achieving environmental health, sustainability, water savings, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality. The Rabine Group made a variety of changes to its building to make it environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The Pavement and Roofing Design Centers greatly contribute to the energy savings of the headquarters.
The Pavement Design Center has various pavement types, many of them are environmentally friendly. The pervious concrete and porous asphalt filter stormwater through the pavement, reducing stormwater pollution. UltraLot Whitetopping is another green pavement that reduces the need for parking lot lighting and also minimizes the urban heat island effect, which allows for less energy to be used when heating and cooling the building.
The Roofing Design center includes Solar Roof Technologies, which should reduce building’s total energy consumption by 5%. Another part of the roof that is good for the environment is the Vegetative Garden Roof. This is an area of roof made up of plants and vegetables.
The Rabine Group is proud to be recognized for its innovative green services in the paving and roofing industries and now practices sustainability within its corporate headquarters as well. The Rabine Group will continue to strive for sustainability and energy efficiency in all facets of the companies.
For more information on the Rabine Group companies, its services and advocacy, visit www.RabineGroup.com or call 888 Rabine3.
About the Rabine Group:
With a firm commitment to delivering quality, innovation, and exceeding our clients’ expectations, the Rabine Group is a premiere service provider for paving, roofing, petroleum distribution and other construction needs. The Rabine Group companies include: Rabine Paving, Rabine Paving America, UltraLot, Pavement Solutions, Roofing Solutions America, R. Commercial Roofing Solutions, R.W. Roofing Solutions, Crawford Roofing Experts, Rabine Snow Pros, Pipe View, Palatine Oil Company, and Rabine Residential, as well as, Bull Valley Golf Club, Black Hawk Run Golf Club, and the Rabine Group Foundation.