BorgWarner’s production facility and engineering centre in Itatiba City, Brazil, recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, a first for an automotive supplier in Brazil. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED certification affirms sustainable building strategies and practices. Inaugurated in 2013, BorgWarner’s environmentally friendly Brazilian campus was specifically designed and built to fulfil the demanding requirements for LEED certification. It is one of several BorgWarner facilities around the globe to achieve this certification.
“For us, sustainability starts with an idea of how to use our natural resources wisely – including our global network of plants and campuses – and continues with our advanced technologies, specifically engineered to improve fuel economy, emissions and performance”, said James R. Verrier, president and CEO, BorgWarner. At its Itatiba facility, BorgWarner uses extensive natural lighting to help reduce electrical power consumption by up to 97%. In addition, a highly efficient air conditioning system, the intelligent reuse of water and rainwater, and specific parking lots for low-emission vehicles contribute to the environmental sustainability of the entire campus.