Endo strongly supports responsible environmental practices. Our U.S. and global headquarters as well as our various site locations continue to implement eco-friendly practices and policies. Our robust recycling programs, machine upgrades at our manufacturing sites to meet and exceed environmental quality standards and the use of energy efficient materials and fixtures are several examples of how we are conserving resources and protecting our planet.
As a testament to our commitment, Endo completed the construction of our new state of the art U.S. headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania in 2013. The site was designed to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the standard bearer in the U.S. for a building's green efficiency. In addition to receiving the LEED Silver Award, the unique project has also received the Gold Award for "Building Design & Construction's 16th Annual Building Team Awards", being one of the only five projects nationwide to be recognized.
In addition, at our U.S. headquarters, Endo is also committed to taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and has initiated several steps including but not limited to the use of recycled materials in our office building construction, furniture and maintenance, green site cleaning programs, reduced energy lighting systems, bio-filtration swales to handle storm water runoff and the use of deep water cooling.
At our global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, we employ green processes, materials, practices, equipment and technology where possible to enhance conservation and reduce waste. In addition our offices were designed using green and sustainable processes and materials where possible.