I read that Monsanto’s building in Kunia is LEED certified. What is LEED?

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Q:  I read that Monsanto’s building in Kunia is LEED certified. What is LEED?

A: Monsanto Hawaii cares deeply about protecting our island’s natural resources and we strive daily to preserve our land for future generations.However, our commitment to conservation extends far beyond our sustainable farming practices; it also includes our office buildings themselves. In fact, Monsanto Hawaii’s Kunia Farm office has so many green building features that it has met the stringent requirements to become a LEED Certified (silver level) workplace.

What is LEED?

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. It is a nationally accepted organization for design, operation and construction of high performance green buildings. This ensures the buildings are environmentally compatible, provide a healthy work environment and are profitable. To receive LEED certification, building projects must satisfy strict prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.

Monsanto’s LEED Certification

Monsanto Hawaii’s Kunia Farm office building is a silver level LEED Certified building, recognized for its green building features, including its efficient lighting and cooling systems, recycled or low-emitting building materials, and eco-friendly water systems. We are proud of the steps we have taken to be environmentally conscious but are always looking for more ways to be a green and sustainable company and protect the precious resources that Hawaii has to offer.

For more information about Monsanto Hawaii’s conservation practices, please visit our conservation page.