New Hypertherm plant wins LEED Gold designation
Lebanon building is the first of its kind in the state to meet the standard
Hypertherm’s newly opened manufacturing facility in Lebanon has received LEED Gold designation -- the only plant of its kind in New Hampshire to receive that recognition.
The Hanover-based manufacturer of plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, opened the 160,000-square-foot facility in 2013. The plant received a total of 62 points from the U.S. Green Building Council.
“We are grateful to the amazing team of professionals who helped us stay true to our core values and environmental goals by guiding us through this process,” said Barbara Couch, director of corporate social responsibility at Hypertherm. “The end result, coupled with today’s LEED Gold announcement, is more than we ever could have hoped for.”
In addition to fostering the eventual creation of up to 500 new jobs, the facility includes advanced research and development space, training classrooms, and engineering labs.