The U.S. Green Building Council has granted awarded a LEED certification to Nicor National for the company’s office space that houses its call center operations and future corporate headquarters, whose design complies with Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) specifications.
Nicor National is a d/b/a for Nicor Energy Services Company, a non-regulated subsidiary of Nicor Inc. (NYSE: GAS). Nicor National markets “Home SolutionsSM,” a proprietary line of customizable home warranty and energy efficiency plans that can be co-branded with utilities and energy partners to maximize financial performance and build and sustain customer satisfaction.
“Being a socially responsible corporate citizen is important to our company,” stated Dan Dodge, President, Nicor National.
“Our new office space is environmentally friendly and supports energy conservation. From the very start of the planning process, we required our vendors to include LEED-certified practices and materials in their proposals and agreements. We were very much in favor of making a “green” pledge and followed through with their support.”
Construction of Nicor National began in February 2010.
In May 2010, more than 200 employees moved to their new site at Route 59 and Diehl Road in Naperville.
The office space is owned and managed by Keystone Property Group. Clune Construction Company and Business Office Systems are two other business partners that helped Nicor National achieve the LEED certification.
Nicor National committed to reduce waste sent to landfills, conserve water and energy, develop healthier and safer buildings for occupants, eliminate harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and protect natural resources and farmland.
“The operative word when it comes to LEED certification is ‘sustainability,’ ”stated Dale Larkin, Vice President, Operations & Information Services.
“We are proud of what we’ve accomplished because protecting the environment while at the same time building a great workspace for our employees is worth the effort.”
Nicor National is a provider of home warranty and energy management solutions.