Aviat Networks Inc., a wireless expert in advanced IP migration solutions, announced that it has opened a new 128,000-square-foot facility at 5200 Great America Parkway in Santa Clara, CA, and will now be the location of its corporate headquarters. The relocation follows the company’s global re-branding effort as Aviat Networks Inc., formerly known as Harris Stratex Networks Inc. The name change took effect on January 28, 2010.
Aviat Networks executives selected this particular facility due to lower operational costs and the willingness of DJM Capital Partners, the building owners, to meet the company’s environmental needs. As a result, the facility was completely renovated to qualify for a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the US Green Building Council based on design and construction activities in each of the five LEED credit categories. Highlights of the renovation include the widespread introduction of “green” materials throughout the new space such as bamboo flooring and desks made from compressed recycled paper; the use of solar panel-powered carbon-free energy; and a physical location one block away from the Light Rail stop, in order to encourage employees to take public transportation. Additionally, the building construction was managed to leverage recycling and salvage, which succeeded in diverting more than 95% of the waste away from the landfill.
“Over the last 20 years, Aviat Networks has built a solid reputation in Silicon Valley as a leader of high quality and innovative mobile wireless solutions. We have strong ties to the community which have been critical to our company’s continued growth and success. As a leading hub for research, cutting-edge technology and investment, we believe this is the best place to relocate our headquarters,” said Harald Braun, CEO of Aviat Networks. “Moreover, now that we have a new brand identity as Aviat Networks, it’s the perfect time to bring our employees together in a fresh, inspiring new environment.”
As part of its green initiative, Aviat Networks also led the Exploratory Group on Green, the task force for the Green Initiative of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), to decrease the carbon footprint, increase the energy efficiency and reduce costs at telecom sites.