Eastman Office in Singapore Achieves LEED® Certification

Dec 8, 2014 4:00 PM ET

Eastman is pleased to announce that its office located in the Metropolis building in Singapore has been awarded LEED® Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building and construction.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program that recognizes best-in-class sustainable building practices and strategies. To receive LEED certification, building projects must earn points through a rating system based on the prerequisites established by the LEED program. The number of points earned determines the level of certification, ranging from LEED Certified, with a minimum of 40 points, to LEED Platinum for projects earning more than 80 points.

Eastman’s Singapore office achieved gold certification with 69 points. The office serves both sales and functional support activities in the region.

Elements that contributed to the building’s certification include exemplary performance in water efficiency measures; improved lighting and HVAC efficiency; and paints, coatings and flooring with lower VOC emissions. As a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence award recipient, the office has also instituted an ENERGY STAR policy related to all equipment and appliances. More than 90 percent of the equipment installed is ENERGY STAR qualified.

“This is an important achievement for the Singapore office,” said Daniel Leong, Regional Business Director for Eastman’s Fibers business in Asia Pacific.  “This certification demonstrates our commitment to employees that the management values health and wellness as a key priority in our decision making process.  The Singapore office employees should feel proud that with this sustainable green office design, we are all doing our part to ensure lasting positive impacts on the environment.”

The Singapore office is Eastman’s second LEED Gold Certified building in the Asia Pacific region. Earlier this year, Eastman’s China Headquarters location in Shanghai was recognized by USGBC with a LEED Gold certification. Additionally, the Metropolis office and retail development building where Eastman’s office is located has received a Green Mark Platinum award by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.

For more information on Eastman’s LEED® certified building, visit www.eastman.com/sustainability.


Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day.  With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability.  Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders.  As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2013 revenues of approximately $9.4 billion.  The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

U.S. Green Building Council
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 80 local affiliates, more than 18,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 167,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.

The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 100,000 projects are currently participating in the LEED rating systems, comprising over 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 114 countries. By using less energy, LEED-certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.