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What You Need to Know

Description:

Built in 1987, E & E's global headquarters is one of the oldest LEED-EB Platinum Certified buildings in the world. A 290' atrium and operable windows support passive cooling by convective ventilation. Indoor air quality is enhanced by extensive plantings throughout the the building. Active landscaping is used to control wind and blowing snow. Building orientation and high thermal mass materials promote winter solar heat gain and passive ventilation. Plant boxes drape vines down the walls to cool and protect the building during the summer while providing habitat for insects and birds. 22kW of solar panels on the roof are linked to E & E's proprietary GreenMeter building energy monitoring/auditing system. We are currently testing waterless unrinals and use dual flush toilets. We compost food scraps from our cafeteria with bins located on-site. There are 2 miles of private walking trails on site.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Alt Fuel Vehicle, Daylighting, Energy Star Appliances, Energy Star rated, FSC Certified Wood, LEED certified, Local Materials, Non-Toxic Products, Passive Solar, Recycled Materials, Sunspace

Open House Info:

From Downtown Buffalo: -RT-33 East ~ 8 miles -Right onto Transit Rd. for 0.3 miles -Left onto Pleasant View Dr. for 1.7 miles, just past the High School -E & E is on the left, set back from the road From the New York State Thruway: -Exit #49 (Depew/Lockport) -Right onto Transit Rd. for 0.9 mi -Left onto Pleasant View Dr. for 1.7miles, just past the High School -E & E is on the left, set back from the road As you drive up the road, park on the right and walk through the native plantings to the main, central doors located just beyond the water-permeable circular temporary visitors lot.

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