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Chevron Leads the Way in Green Construction by Opening the First LEED Gold Certified...
Chevron Leads the Way in Green Construction by Opening the First LEED Gold Certified Building in Louisiana ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La.--(Business Wire)-- Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) today announced the opening of the company's first LEED certified building and the first gold certified LEED building in the state of Louisiana. LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a certification program of the United States Green Building Council. LEED has a rating system for new buildings that are constructed to have less of an impact on the environment and are healthier for those who work in them. Chevron's new building, Northpark, is located in St. Tammany Parish and will serve as headquarters for Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company's Gulf of Mexico Business Unit (GOMBU). GOMBU manages Chevron's offshore exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas located off the coasts of Louisiana, Texas and Alabama. "Northpark is LEED-ing the way for Chevron as the company's first commercial LEED registered building, and we are proud that it is certified gold," said Melody B. Meyer, vice president, GOMBU. "Northpark is highly technology enabled to support real-time operations for our Gulf of Mexico shelf and deepwater production centers." Chevron's new building supports the company's long-standing commitment to the Gulf Coast and the state of Louisiana. Northpark is located in a parklike setting, and the 300,000-square foot office building provides a safe, healthy and productive workplace for up to 750 people. Northpark includes 18 technology-enabled team rooms and Asset Decision Environments that link Chevron's offshore and onshore personnel in order to enhance innovation, concentration and collaboration. The building has an open work environment (including outdoor work areas), a pavilion, an energy center with state-of the-art conference center, fitness center and a cafeteria. Chevron has approximately 3,000 employees and contractors in the Gulf of Mexico and is one of the largest producers of crude oil and natural gas on the Gulf of Mexico shelf. The company also has facilities in Lafayette, Venice, Leeville, and Intracoastal City, La., and in Picayune, Miss. About Chevron Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business across the globe. The company's success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 59,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops and commercializes the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com. Photo and/or graphic of Chevron's Northpark building are available by sending an email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Chevron Corporation Qi Wilson, 504-908-6432 Copyright Business Wire 2008