Integral Awarded LEED O+M: Existing Buildings Gold Certification
Integral, Esquel Group's Sustainable Development Garden located in Guilin, China, has been awarded the LEED O+M: Existing Buildings Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on April 28, 2023. Integral is now the first project in Guilin and the second in Guangxi Province to receive this prestigious certification.
Andy To, Managing Director, North Asia of USGBC, presented the certification to Esquel Group at Integral, and commended the company for its commitment to sustainable development and continuous promotion of social progress. He praised Integral's outstanding achievements as a pioneer in sustainable exploration, setting an example for the green transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry in the new era, and leading traditional industries towards high-quality development. He expressed his hope that more enterprises would follow Esquel Group's sustainable development initiatives and create more positive stories in the industry.
Esquel Group’s Vice Chairman Teresa Yang said during her speech, “We are delighted that Integral is recognized by the highly respected LEED Gold Certification. Esquel has always been committed to seeking a balance between manufacturing development and environmental protection, while focusing on tackling climate change and narrowing the wealth gap. The certification award fully demonstrates the industry's recognition of Esquel's efforts in sustainable development, particularly in preserving the planet, empowering people, refining product and transforming communities.”
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About USGBC and LEED
LEED is a globally recognized green building and urban certification system that has been applied to over 110,000 commercial projects in 185 countries and regions around the world. USGBC is the developer and owner of the LEED standard and promotes the development of LEED globally to reduce the environmental impact of buildings and fulfill its mission of sustainable development. China is a leader in green buildings and the largest market for LEED certification outside of the United States.
Andy To, Managing Director, North Asia of USGBC (left), presented the certification to Esquel Group's Chairman Marjorie Yang (right)
Esquel Group’s Vice Chairman Teresa Yang delivered a speech
LEED Gold Certification