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July 28, 2011
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Nicor National Recognized by U.S. Green Building Council for Commitment to LEED Certification
Naperville, IL — Nicor National is pleased to announce that the U.S. Green Building Council has recognized the company's commitment to enhance the facility that houses its call center operations and future corporate headquarters in accordance with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) specifications. Nicor National has achieved the "Certified" LEED level.
"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."
Nicor National began construction in February 2010, and in May 2010 more than 200 employees moved to their new location at Route 59 and Diehl Road in Naperville. The office complex is owned and managed by Keystone Property Group. Clune Construction Company and Business Office Systems are two other business partners that were instrumental in helping Nicor National achieve LEED certification.
Nicor National obtained LEED certification through its commitment to reducing waste sent to landfills, conserving water and energy, developing a healthier and safer building for its employees, eliminating harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting 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 leading provider of home warranty and energy management solutions. For more information, visit www.nicornational.com.
LEED certification is the internationally recognized distinction for a building or neighborhood development that is environmentally responsible, as well as a healthy place to live and work. For more information about LEED, visit www.usgbc.org.
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.