In 2012, Virox was the first chemical manufacturer in Canada to earn LEED Silver certification. Virox Tech- nologies Inc. is proud to announce that amidst the COV- ID-19 pandemic and working tirelessly to meet demands for patented disinfectants, that they have achieved LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for their 65,958 square foot headquar- ters, which includes the company’s corporate offices, research and development laboratory, manufacturing, and warehousing facility.
Virox’s sole focus is engineering revolutionary disinfectants in the war against pathogens. Their pat- ented formulations are not a mere alternative to current disinfectants, but game-changing technology platforms with demonstrable superiority over legacy disinfectant chemistries. Virox is dedicated to the development (inno- vate), optimization (formulate), adoption (educate), and acceptance (validate) of a fundamentally new approach to disinfection that has been reviewed and endorsed by third party authorities, the scientific community, official regulatory bodies, and key opinion leaders in a broad range of industries. Those industries include human and animal health markets around the globe in over 70 countries.
To help upgrade their LEED certification, Virox hired an external consulting team. Developed by USGBC, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system that provides third party verification that a build- ing was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance in key environmental areas.
When asked why a chemical manufacture would want to undertake such a challenge, Randy Pilon, President and CEO stated, ”It is the right thing to do. I challenged the team to achieve LEED certification and through the process we created a company that has completely changed its culture and embraced the chal- lenge of being the greenest of the green with such a pas- sion that we achieved LEED Gold status. It seemed only fitting that if we develop and manufacture certified green products we should do so in a certified green building.”