A second CooperVision contact lens manufacturing facility has earned prestigious LEED® Silver certification for its environmentally-conscious design and operation. Opened in 1999, the 540,000-square-foot site in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico produces the company’s popular silicone hydrogel contact lenses including, MyDay® and Biofinity® brands. CooperVision’s clariti® 1 day production site in Alajuela, Costa Rica earned its LEED Silver certification in 2018.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green building. It certifies that a project complies with the requirements as created and maintained by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED projects earn points by adhering to prerequisites and credits across nine measurements, including building excellence, integrative design, human health, and material use.