Pivotal Home Solutions Headquarters in Naperville Awarded LEED Certification

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 21, 2013 - Oncourse Home Solutions announced that it has received the prestigious distinction of LEED© certification for its recently renovated office space at the East West Corporate Center in Naperville, Ill.

The certification demonstrates Oncourse Home Solutions’ commitment to sustainability and social responsibility by designing its office space to meet LEED criteria for energy efficiency and improved environmental and human health performance. The LEED—short for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for design, construction and operation of green buildings.

Oncourse Home Solutions renovated its office space at 1751-1771 W. Diehl Rd. off Interstate 88 and State Route 59, which services as its corporate headquarters for a premier provider of home protection products and service that supports more than 1.2 million customer contracts in 17 states. The company also operates a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) business in Illinois.

“This certification aligns with our company's efforts to help our customers conserve energy by offering energy efficient heating and air conditioning equipment as well as improving indoor comfort by providing air quality assessments for the home,” said Robin Boren, president of Oncourse Home Solutions. “Just as we are committed to ensuring our customers are comfortable in their homes—we also want to provide that same experience for our employees at work.”

The project features numerous green components, including water-saving plumbing fixtures, an advanced heating and ventilation system, energy efficient equipment and appliances and a reduced construction waste program. The project also optimizes the use of natural daylight to reduce the amount of energy expended on lighting.

Here is the LEED certification by the numbers:

  • 20 percent reduction of water use or an estimated annual reduction of 13,460 gallons
  • 84 percent of the appliances and equipment are ENERGY STAR-qualified
  • 22 percent of indoor furnishings and materials consist of recycled content

The office complex is owned by Redus One, LLC and managed by Foresite Realty Management, LLC.

About Oncourse Homes Solutions

Oncourse Home Solutions is a subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) formed in 1992 to provide energy-related products and services with a home warranty and energy efficiency focus. Oncourse Home Solutions markets “Home Solutions,” a proprietary line of customizable home warranty and energy efficiency plans that can be co-branded with utility and energy companies to maximize financial performance and build and sustain customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.Oncourse-homesolutions.com.

About AGL Resources

AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves approximately 630,000 retail energy customers and approximately 1.2 million customer service contracts through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Oncourse Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.

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