Atlas Copco VSD Compressors Receive LEED Certificate

Atlas Copco's industrial compressed air systems can enable project teams to earn credits for the LEED® Certification of New Construction Projects, Major Renovations, or Existing Buildings, according to a third-party LEED Accredited Professional with ABOVE Green LLC.

"Atlas Copco's Variable Speed Drive (VSD) compressors offer approximately 35 percent energy savings versus the use of conventional air compressor systems," said Paul Humphreys, vice president of communications and branding for Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, a compressor manufacturer that is also a member of the United States Green Building Council. "This superior energy performance results in cost savings, reduces the carbon footprint of a building and positions project teams to qualify for 12-13 LEED Credit points in the Optimize Energy Performance category."

When Atlas Copco's VSD compressors are integrated with an energy recovery system, or Atlas Copco Carbon Zero compressed air system, the recovered heat can provide up to 100 percent of a facility's hot water supply. The implementation of this technology provides projects with at least one point in the Innovation in Design category and increases the number of points available in the Optimize Energy Performance category.

Atlas Copco's high efficiency industrial compressed air systems assist project teams in complying with the minimum performance requirements of the ASHRAE 90.1 - 2007 Standard, which is a prerequisite for projects seeking LEED Certification.

To receive the Atlas Copco LEED Certification Fact Sheet, please contact Humphreys at or your Atlas Copco sales representative.

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). Learn more at

Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, portable air compressors, gas and process compressors, turbo expanders, electric power generators, air treatment equipment and air management systems. It also offers specialty rental services. It innovates for superior productivity in applications such as manufacturing, construction, and the process industry worldwide. Principal product development and main manufacturing units are in Antwerp, Belgium. More information is available on

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