Bendix Wins Top Green Building Award

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Avon’s Bendix Headquarters Earns Prestigious Sustainability Honor

The Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) headquarters in Avon, Ohio, has been awarded the coveted title of overall winner in the Cleveland 2030 District’s Green Building Challenge. This accolade is a testament to the facility’s commitment to environmental sustainability and innovation in Northeast Ohio. The competition, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Ohio, celebrates significant achievements in new construction and renovation projects across the region, emphasizing energy and water conservation, emission reduction, and promoting health within buildings.

Key Highlights:

  • Award Recognition: Bendix’s North American headquarters distinguished as the overall winner in the Cleveland 2030 District’s Green Building Challenge.
  • Sustainable Design: The facility features LEED Silver v4 certification, high-efficiency utilities, and 100% of its energy use offset by renewable sources.
  • Environmental Initiatives: Focus on waste reduction, recycling, water conservation, and promoting electric vehicle usage among employees.
Bendix Wins Top Green Building Award

Bendix’s commitment to sustainability is deeply ingrained in its operational philosophy, aligning with the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. The company’s strategic environmental efforts are part of a global initiative led by its parent company, Knorr-Bremse, to minimize environmental impact through waste reduction, energy efficiency, and emission reduction projects.

“We’re honored to achieve the Green Building Challenge distinction for our Avon headquarters,” said Maria Gutierrez, Bendix senior director of environmental, social, and governance (ESG). “This building is a transformative facility that works better for the environment, and just as important, for the Bendix team members who walk through its doors every day.”

The Avon headquarters integrates key LEED concepts across its design and operational stages, boasting high-efficiency lighting, windows, insulation, and HVAC systems that contribute to an 18% reduction in energy consumption compared to similar buildings. It also prioritizes indoor air quality and employee well-being, featuring efficient filtration and VOC monitoring.

A robust recycling program, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, and the promotion of electric vehicles are among the notable environmental efforts undertaken by Bendix. The headquarters provides 28 parking spaces for electric vehicles and has installed additional charging stations to meet growing demand.

Employee amenities and the building’s design reflect Bendix’s commitment to a healthy and sustainable work environment. The site includes a fitness center, extensive natural light access, and a 58-acre campus with outdoor spaces for interaction and activity, highlighting the company’s dedication to both environmental stewardship and employee well-being.

About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC: As a member of the Knorr-Bremse group, Bendix is a leading provider of active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake systems for commercial vehicles in North America. With a pioneering spirit and a workforce of over 4,400 employees, Bendix is focused on delivering high-quality solutions for vehicle safety, performance, and operating cost efficiency.

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