Campbell’s Stirs Up LEED Employee Center

Running a global soup empire requires a global headquarters, and the World Headquarters of Campbell’s Soup (in case you were wondering) is located in Camden, New Jersey. In keeping with the state’s increasing green focus in recent years, Campbell’s has announced that the facility’s new Campbell Employee Center has earned Silver level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

This 80,000-square foot addition to the company’s headquarters was designed by Philadelphia-based architects KlingStubbins and features a number of green design and construction features, including energy efficient HVAC and water conserving fixtures; a reflective roof; FSC certified wood fixtures and products; and extensive use of recycled/locally sourced materials.

image via KlingStubbins

Good ventilation coupled with an air-quality monitoring system here benefits the health of Campbell’s employees, while the elimination of disposables in the company’s cafe helps them eliminate waste as they dine (on, we assume, many, many varieties of Campbell’s soup).

During construction, 99 percent of the construction waste was sent to construction recyclers instead of landfills; the Campbell’s Employee Center opened in June 2010 and is part of a broader effort to help revitalize Camden’s Gateway District.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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