Melville, NY—The Canon Americas headquarters, which is LEED Gold certified, was voted Best Office Building on Long Island. The readers of the Long Island Business News recognized the headquarters in their annual Reader Ranking Survey.
What’s more, this is the second time the readers of Long Island Business News picked Canon as the number one office building. The headquarters secured first place as Best Office Building in 2018. It also has made the top three every year for the past five years.
“We are honored to win this award for the second time; we would like to thank the readers of Long Island Business News for recognizing Canon Americas headquarters,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon USA, Inc.
“Canon strives to meet the needs of not only customers but of the community and the environment; in the case of our building, it is important to be green as a way of contributing to society.”
Canon Americas Headquarters
Located just off the Long Island Expressway near the technology corridor of Route 110, the headquarters offers many modern amenities on its 52-acre campus. The complex features an open, campus-like feel with green space; a walking trail; and two retention ponds.
Furthermore, within the five-story, 700,000-square-foot complex, Canon employees enjoy a showroom, learning center, cafeteria, fitness center as well as other amenities.
In addition, the building reflects Canon’s commitment to environmental sustainability; this is in line with its philosophy of Kyosei, which translates to “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future.”
Moreover, the headquarters measures more than 500 feet long and nearly 300 feet wide. Plus, 40.8% of the total building materials by value were manufactured using recycled materials. Subsequently, One Canon Park was awarded LEED Gold certification. This is a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. The facility is also the largest commercial property on Long Island to achieve this level of LEED.
Characteristics of the facility that contribute to its environmental efficiency include:
- Natural lighting that provides daylight to 75% of regularly occupied spaces.
- Options for alternative transportation; reserved parking for low–emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles; as well as 22 electric vehicle charging stations.
- Water efficient plumbing fixtures that reduce consumption by 35% based on typical usage.
- Canon also reduced the amount of asphalt on the grounds by building two multilevel parking garages.
- In addition, nearly 60% of the natural sites of native and adapted plant species were restored. This created ecosystems that require minimal irrigation.