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L’Oréal Production Factory: LEED v4 Platinum

L’Oréal Production Factory: LEED v4 Platinum

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Read how the L’Oréal Production Factory team used One Click LCA to become the first Industrial Sector LEED v4 Platinum project in the world

L’Oréal Production Factory

Kaluga, Russian Federation

  • Investor: L’Oréal Paris
  • Type: Production Factory (Industrial Sector)
  • Certification: LEED v4 Platinum
  • One Click LCA Expert: Buro Ecoseven partnered with HPBS
  • One Click LCA used for: Building life-cycle impact reduction and Innovation in LEED v4 design credits

L’Oréal Production Factory is located within the Industrial Park ‘Vorsino’ in Kaluga Region, Russia. The project is more than 15 000 square meters of industrial and administrative spaces and comprises complex industrial equipment, storage and occupied spaces. LEED LCA material excellence was achieved by the following:

  • Efficiently engineered metal structures;
  • Bearing trusses optimized height;
  • Composite floor reinforcements.

The design team evaluated from the initially set LEED Silver and Gold targets and achieved 80 LEED points. L’Oréal Production Factory has been granted LEED Platinum award and has become the first ever project in the world that received Industrial Sector LEED Platinum appreciationProject Team Experience One Click LCA tool has been chosen to undergo life-cycle analysis for LEED v4 criterion. Such an analysis was carried out as part of the LEED V4 certification routine and L’Oréal corporate approach aiming reduction of carbon emissions, energy and water use, as well as waste generation globally. One Click LCA helped to:

  • Integrate professional and subcontractor approaches;
  • Optimize procurement of environment friendly materials;
  • Concentrate on recycled and reused materials with low environmental impact;
  • Implement innovative routine to the project practices.

We managed to not only carry out the LCA analysis of materials or solve problems with waste processing, but built up an excellent teamwork and show up an outstanding certification results.


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