With over 40 years of experience and the latest technology, this Turkish manufacturer is keeping customer satisfaction a priority, never compromising on quality and providing an eco-friendly place to work. Our LEED Gold factory is located in the Beylikduzu industry area. It has 500 socks machines with a 45 million pair capacity per year. ATLAS SOCKS was established by Mr. Ali Riza Ozuren as a small workshop in 1976 and continues to maintain its presence today through the third generation of family members.. ATLAS SOCKS manufactures unique, elegant socks and has contributed to the Turkish export economy with the production of socks for men, women and kids. With more than 300 employees ATLAS SOCKS is manufacturing and exporting to 30 countries and is one of the leaders in the sector To achieve the LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance the following measures were taken:
- All exterior lighting fixtures have been changed to fully shielded fixtures so that they do not emit light to the night sky and reduce light pollution reduction.
- 50 percent water consumption efficiency was realized by selecting very efficient indoor plumbing fixtures and fittings when compared with the LEED defined baseline to reduced the burdens on the potable water supply.
- An Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) policy that includes product purchasing policies for the building and site addressing ongoing consumables, durable goods, facility alterations and additions, reduced mercury in lamps has been adapted and tracked during LEED certification project.
- Waste stream audit was conducted to identify the types of waste making up the waste stream and the amounts of each type by weight. Opportunities were identified to facilitate the reduction of ongoing waste and toxins generated by building occupants and building operations and for increased recycling and waste diversion.
- A green cleaning policy for the building and site was developed and adopted to reduce the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemical, biological and particulate contaminants
- An alternative commuting transportation survey among building occupants revealed 90 percent of building occupants do not use single occupant, conventionally powered and fueled vehicles.
- An occupant comfort survey and complaint response system to collect anonymous responses about thermal comfort, acoustics, IAQ, lighting, building cleanliness and other occupant comfort issues was implemented to provide for the assessment of building occupants’ comfort. Necessary actions addressed within the survey was put into an action plan.