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Red Hat Continues Global Expansion, Achieves LEED Certification
<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Technology industry leader highlights facility enhancements in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America</i> </p>
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Red Hat Continues Global Expansion, Achieves LEED Certification08:00 EDT Tuesday, August 06, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced continued global expansion with new and expanded facilities around the world. Red Hat also announced that its facilities in Raleigh, N.C., Westford, Mass., and Beijing are expected to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, highlighting the company's commitment to building environmentally sound offices. Today, Red Hat has more than 80 offices worldwide with more than 5,700 employees.
LEED certification for Red Hat's facilities in Raleigh, Westford, and Beijing are in concert with Red Hat's Sustainability Program, through which Red Hat aims to serve as a catalyst for environmental stewardship to protect and enhance the quality of life for current and future generations of the company and the communities in which Red Hat conducts business. LEED-certified buildings are designed to conserve energy and water, reduce waste, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and be healthier and safer for occupants. Facilities are a core component of Red Hat's Sustainability Program, and while Red Hat seeks LEED Certification for each of its large expansion projects, the company strives to infuse every new Red Hat office, regardless of size, with sustainable attributes designed to minimize the company's impact on the environment.
Red Hat's recent global facility expansions include:
Completed in June 2013, Red Hat's Raleigh-based headquarters has more than 365,000 square feet with the ability to seat more than 1,000 associates. Named Red Hat Tower, this facility is seeking LEED Gold certification. This recognition would make it one of the largest and most highly rated LEED buildings in downtown Raleigh.
Red Hat Tower features training rooms with movable walls that can host up to 160 people; an outdoor work space and patio; a community space with a cafeteria; an on-site fitness facility and gaming area; open, collaborative work spaces; a range of windows with natural light; enclaves, some of which feature traditional meeting space designs and others that include lounge seating and high tables; conference rooms equipped with video conferencing and openUC, Red Hat's new open source phone and collaboration system; as well as pantry areas stocked with snacks and refreshments.
Scheduled for completion in late 2013, the new facility in Westford, Mass. will be four stories with 100,000 square feet and will attach to Red Hat's existing 75,000 square foot facility. The new addition will provide more than 300 new seats for Red Hat associates with space for approximately 600 total associates. Following its completion, Red Hat plans to seek LEED Gold certification for this space. The new facility will include an open office plan as well as more natural light, shower and changing rooms, and energy and water efficient equipment.
Completed in Dec. 2012, Red Hat's office in Beijing consists of approximately 21,500 square feet and encompasses an entire floor of an existing LEED certified building. The new space provides seating for approximately 160 associates. The Beijing office has many of the same sustainability elements that will be in Westford but is also within walking distance of public transportation, restaurants, and other community services. Red Hat is seeking LEED Platinum certification for this project.
Brno, Czech Republic
Red Hat's Brno facilities expanded with a new four-story building, named Forum Business Centre II, that was completed in Dec. 2012. The facility added 200 seats, and stands next to Red Hat's existing facility in Brno. The Brno facility features an open floor plan, adjacent access to public transportation, restaurants and other local attractions, and a variety of collaborative meeting spaces. The Brno facility was built using sustainable materials, further promoting Red Hat's environmental strategy.
Red Hat's Santiago, Chile office is expanding to a permanent 4,000 square foot office space in Santiago's Territoria El Bosque building. The Santiago office will feature many of the same features as Red Hat's other global facilities, and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013. Red Hat currently has seven Latin America locations – Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, and Mexico City.
Charlie Peters, executive vice president and CFO, Red Hat
“As Red Hat expands globally, it is important that our facilities are equipped for current and future demands. Our recent expansions in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America illustrate our continued commitment to successfully serving our global customers, partners and communities as interest in open hybrid cloud solutions grows.”
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