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DNV Opens Green Headquarters in U.S.

May 5, 2009
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HOUSTON-DNV has opened a 90,000 square-foot eco-friendly building in Katy, TX, that will house many of the organization’s North American businesses. The new facility is another step in DNV’s increasing presence in United States and Canada, with business offerings in markets such as energy, healthcare, climate change, food safety, maritime and transportation.

DNV’s new Houston-area headquarters is designed to meet Gold Level LEED certification. LEED-Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-is the national standard for green buildings. DNV is in the final phases of LEED certification for both the shell and the interior of the new building.

“This whole project is driven by our corporate values and our purpose, which is to safeguard life, property and the environment,” says Ron Hoffmaster, human resources manager for DNV North America and project coordinator for the new facility. “We want to create a work environment that attracts the highest caliber of employees while supporting our commitment to sustainable business practices.”

More than 270 employees occupy the new DNV office in Katy, a suburb of Houston. They will enjoy an open office concept and a truly health-conscious atmosphere. Amenities like privacy and wellness rooms, an indoor water wall, natural outdoor seating and walking paths go beyond required green building standards.

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