RITRAMA AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS LEED® GOLD CERTIFICATION

Ritrama’s new Headquarters Office building has been awarded the prestigious LEED® Gold Certificate. The LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, USGBC®, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
04 Jan 2018 | REGIONAL NEWS

Moore, South Carolina – Ritrama Inc. is considered a market leader in the design and manufacture of self-adhesive materials. Ritrama Inc. recently expanded its U.S. footprint opening new headquarters and world-class manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, SC. 

Ritrama’s new Headquarters Office building has been awarded the prestigious LEED® Gold Certificate. The LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, USGBC®, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. 

“We are proud to receive this designation for our new headquarter office," said Ricardo Rink, CEO. "From the beginning, our goal was to create a workplace that would inspire creativity, encourage innovation, and generate pride for our employees. The Ritrama group is strongly committed to the development of a comprehensive environmental policy, with a particular focus on sustainable responsibility." 

Key qualifiers for LEED Gold certification at our new Ritrama Headquarters 

Ritrama achieved LEED Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, energy and atmosphere efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. 

The Headquarter Office Building has an integrated photovoltaic (PV) solar system. The PV system is located on top of the production building as well as the carport in between the production and office buildings. Net metering (also known as net energy metering) is a solar incentive that allows you to store energy in the electric grid. The harnessed energy is then sold to the power company through net metering. Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. 

“Ritrama’s LEED Gold certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize the built environment by providing everyone with a healthy, green and high performing buildings. Ritrama Inc. serves as a prime example of how the work of innovative building projects can use local solutions to make a global impact on the environment.”

usgbc.org/LEED

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