Hayco ‘Donald Espie Hay Building’ in the Dominican Republic Las Americas Free Zone Park, has been awarded Platinum LEED
We are very proud to announce that the Hayco ‘Donald Espie Hay Building’ in the Dominican Republic Las Americas Free Zone Park, has been awarded Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the USGBC (US Green Building Council). There are 124 Platinum LEED facilities in South and Central America, and the Hayco site is just one of three which are manufacturing facilities.
The building employees over 2,000 people and is a key part of HAYCO’s geographic expansion. It specializes in precision Injection molding and assembly for leading global FMCG brands, of durable, multi-use devices.
Our planning for LEED began in August 2016 at the start of the project. Our founder the late Mr. Donald Hay took a personal interest and was a full supporter of the LEED initiative, so after his passing it was only natural to name the building after him.
Key initiatives that contributed to achieving Platinum LEED are:
· Building materials are locally sourced;
· Achieving 40% improvements in electricity usage by reformatting our Injection Molding machines in partnership with Wittmann Battenfeld®;
· Installing and fully utilizing 1.5 MW of Solar electricity on the building roof;
· Significant reduction of energy & water consumption by use of low flow water technology, and controllable LED lighting;
· Landscaping with local plants that do not require irrigation;
· Use of public transportation for employees.
Hayco is committed to being a leader in sustainable manufacturing, and hopes to be a positive example to other manufacturing companies to build sustainable buildings.