01/10/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/10/2019 04:47
The Bolloré Logistics Miami facility has attained the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification on November 8th.
LEED is a nationally recognized certification program for the design, operation and construction of high-performance green buildings. It is a certification granted to buildings that maintain a healthy indoor environment, operate with reduced greenhouse gas emissions and use energy efficiently.
The 200,000 sq. ft. facility, which opened on November 17, 2017, achieved the certification after earning 62 credits in the green building rating system.
LEED buildings are certified within four levels; gold is the second-highest level of achievement.
'Energy and environmental conservation served as a guiding principle in the planning and design for this facility. We were committed to pursuing sustainable design strategies, with a goal to achieve a minimum LEED Silver rating, and are pleased to have surpassed our original goal by meeting the requirements to achieve Gold certification,' said Tony Rodrigues, CEO Americas. 'We are extremely proud to be recognized as leaders in energy and sustainable building design.'
Sustainable features in the facility include non-toxic building materials, water use reduction with high-efficiency flush, LED fixtures for interior lighting energy savings, designated parking spots for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.
Bolloré Logistics Miami now officially joins the list of green hubs of the Bolloré Logistics network, the other three being located in Singapore, Paris CDG and Le Havre. Launched in 2018, Bolloré Logistics has strengthened its policy in terms of sustainable real estate and is committed, through its program 'Powering Sustainable Logistics', so that any new construction, regardless of its location, but built according to an environmental certification.