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    ARMSTRONG HEADQUARTERS RECEIVES LEED®-EB PLATINUM CERTIFICATION

    Highest Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

    Armstrong World Industries' corporate headquarters building has received Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council under its LEED® Green Building Rating System™ for existing buildings.

    Armstrong's headquarters, built in 1998, is only the sixth existing building – and the first outside of California – to achieve the highest certification offered.

    Among the building's characteristics that contribute to its environmental performance are its:

    Use of clean, renewable energy – 75% of the building's power is supplied by wind energy, the equivalent of planting 149,000 trees or removing 300 automobiles from the road;

    Reduced energy use – Armstrong's headquarters uses less than 1.5 watts/square foot, half the nationwide average for comparable buildings;

    Reduced water use – The building reduced water use from 800,000 gallons to 420,000 gallons;

    Recycling program – 60% of the building's waste is recycled;

    Maintenance – Environmentally responsible, Green Seal-certified cleaning products are used;

    Improved acoustics – Armstrong acoustic ceilings and sound-absorbing surfaces are used throughout the building;

    Landscaping – Eliminates irrigation and provides erosion control and measured storm-water run-off into adjoining wetlands.