LEED Platinum and the concept of greenhouse gas reduction

L’Oréal’s plant, an industrial park


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Project Description:

The project is certified according to LEED v4 Platinum. It has significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions including by construction of a 500-kW solar power plant. The factory has earned the title of the eco-friendliest plant in the world.


Our Role:

Plant certification according to the LEED Platinum system. Development of solutions on decreasing energy supply, digital modeling of energy consumption, development of design approaches for increasing ecological characteristics, measurements of solar power plant, engineering system acceptance.


Key Achievements:

The building scored 80 points and received the world’s first LEED Platinum 4v certification for an industrial enterprise. The project provides for high parameters of energy and water savings, as well as ensuring climatic comfort.


GHG Reduction:

1. Exploring options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions:

– Conducting an analysis of the current energy consumption, as well as the energy supply scheme and determining the current volume of energy consumption and direct (Scope 1) and indirect energy-related (Scope 2) greenhouse gas emissions.

– Identification and economic evaluation of possible solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including:

  • Combined generation systems.
  • Heat pumps
  • Renewable energy sources:
  1. Solar power plant
  2. Wind turbines.
  3. Boiler room using biomass, biogas and biofuel
  4. Solar thermal systems
  • Analysis of the use hydrogen technologies.
  • Options for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions (offset).


2. Technical and economic assessment of greenhouse gas emission reduction scenarios:

  • Development of basic energy supply schemes and options for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Technical and economic assessment of basic energy supply schemes and options for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions, including determining capital and operational expenses for implementing solution options (order of magnitude).


3. Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction:




Saving 74 700 € per year (with consideration to domestic price of carbon 56 €).





CDP – Non-financial reporting: L’Oréal – Climate Change 2021



The goal was to reduce the impact of industrial activities on the environment.


2013 – First Ambitious Sustainable Development Program:

  • From 2005 to 2020, the L’Oréal Group reduced its CO2 emissions related to production activities by 81% in absolute terms (production increase was 29%);
  • 96% of products created or updated in 2020 had an improved environmental or social profile.


2020 – Second Sustainable Development Program until 2030:

  • The goal was to reduce Scope1, 2 and 3 emissions by 25% by compared to the 2016 baseline, including:

– 50% reduction per product;

– 100% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions at factories by 2025.

  • L’Oréal is a member of the “Business ambitions for 1.5°C initiative” – aiming for zero emissions by 2050.


CDP: L’Oréal – biodiversity, forests and natural resources:

  • By 2030, 100% of the water used in industrial processes should be recycled and reused;
  • By 2030, 100% of biological ingredients for products and packaging materials will be traceable and come from sustainable sources.
  • None of the components should be related to deforestation;
  • By 2030, 100% of the plastic used in packaging should come from recycled or biological sources (up to 50% by 2025).