MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its corporate headquarters which is LEED Gold certified has been voted "Best Office Building" on Long Island by readers of the Long Island Business News in their annual Reader Ranking Survey. Located at One Canon Park in Melville, New York, Canon U.S.A.'s headquarters opened its doors in February 2013 and is home to Canon's operations in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Located just off the Long Island Expressway and near the technology corridor of Route 110, the headquarters features modern amenities and a 52-acre campus. The complex feature an open, campus-like feel with green space, a walking trail and two retention ponds. Within the five-story 700,000 square foot complex, Canon employees enjoy a state-of-the-art showroom, learning center, cafeteria, fitness center, and other amenities.
Measuring more than 500 feet long and nearly 300 feet wide, the building reflects Canon's strong commitment to environmental sustainability, keeping in line with its philosophy of Kyosei, with 40.8 percent of the total building materials by value having been manufactured using recycled materials. One Canon Park has been awarded LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. The facility stands as a model for environmental stewardship and innovation, being the largest commercial property on Long Island to achieve this level of LEED.
"Our headquarters is the result of a long journey for Canon, which for many years had been searching for a suitable location to establish a new home on Long Island," said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "We are incredibly proud of our Melville facility, which is recognizable to anyone who drives on the Long Island Expressway. When designing this building, a variety of factors were taken into account, from providing a positive work experience for our employees to environmental sustainability, as well as maintaining strong relationships with the surrounding community. On behalf of Canon, I'd like to extend gratitude to the Long Island Business News and their readers for this honor."
"Congratulations to Canon USA for its Melville headquarters being voted as Long Island's Best Office Building in Long Island Business News' second annual Reader Rankings program," said Joe Giametta, Publisher of the Long Island Business News. "The Reader Rankings is an initiative designed to provide an inside look at the companies and services that LIBN readers rated highly across a broad range of categories. LIBN's 2018 Reader Rankings survey generated hundreds of responses from business professionals across our region and reflected the perspectives of our readers, informed professionals and business leaders in determining which organizations best support our business community. Each business that was recognized exemplifies the unique characteristics of Long Island's robust economic landscape and raises the bar for progress and growth within each of Long Island's communities."
Characteristics of the facility that contribute to its environmental efficiency include:
- Open glass spaces designed to provide daylight to 75 percent of regularly occupied spaces.
- Options for alternative transportation, including 136 bicycle racks, reserved parking for low emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, and 22 electric vehicle charging stations.
- Water efficient plumbing fixtures that are designed to reduce consumption by 35 percent based on typical usage.
- With two parking garages, Canon was able to reduce the amount of asphalt on the grounds to result in a smaller footprint.
Additionally, nearly 60 percent of the natural sites of native and adapted plant species have been restored, creating ecosystems that require minimal irrigation.
To learn more about Canon U.S.A., please visit www.usa.canon.com.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rssand follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.