Campbell Soup Earns LEED Silver in Camden for Employee Center Building

Campbell Soup has earned formal LEED Silver certification for its KlingStubbins-designed, 80,000-square-foot Employee Center building in Camden, New Jersey.

Campbells Camden LEED Silver

The Campbell Soup Company has been headquartered in Camden, New Jersey since 1869 and is in the midst of a $72 million upgrade to its corporate campus. The project is part of an overall, and ongoing, effort to redevelop Camden’s Gateway District. As part of that upgrade, Campbell opened a new 100,000-square-foot, employee services building designed by Philadelphia-based KlingStubbins last July. Today, Campbell announced that the building has earned LEED Silver certification from USGBC.

As we noted in an article here at gbNYC before the project broke ground, a glass curtain wall allows natural light to flood the building’s lobby, as well as employee spaces on both the first and second floors. The remainder of the building is clad in brick with colored glass interspersed throughout. The building is also connected to others in the campus, which allowed KlingStubbins to also include a landscaped courtyard as part of its design program.

Green features include:

  • A reflective roof and efficient, pollution reducing outdoor lighting;
  • Design features that should reduce the building’s water usage by 45 percent;
  • Carpeting, countertops, most furniture and other features made from recycled materials;
  • 30 percent of the building’s construction materials were made from recycled content, 25 percent traveled no more than 500 miles and 99 percent of the construction waste was sent to construction recyclers instead of landfills;
  • An air-quality monitoring system ensures enough outdoor air replenishes the indoor air: and
  • Campbell offers only reusable containers and china in its café to eliminate waste from disposable plates and utensils.

The project team also included Red Bank, New Jersey-based general contractor Torcon.

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One Response to Campbell Soup Earns LEED Silver in Camden for Employee Center Building

  1. Frank Zweegers Monday, July 4, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Interesting read.