Osceola, USA, July 25, 2017

First steel production facility to be LEED certified

Big River Steel, Arkansas

Big River Steel in Osceola, Arkansas has been recognized as the first steel production facility to be LEED certified based on its environmental sustainability efforts and energy efficiency performance. The use of variable speed motors throughout the compact strip production (CSP®) process along with the installation of a comprehensive set of energy saving tools throughout the operation were the major factors that led to Big River Steel being the first steelmaking facility to earn a LEED certification.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is internationally recognized and the most widely used green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), that evaluates buildings and process loads that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated with a focus on environmental and human health attributes.