Pennsylvania Facility Receives Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification; Becomes Company’s Sixth LEED-Certified Facility
Submitted by: Nestle Waters North America
Posted: Jun 05, 2009 – 08:41 AM EST
Jun. 05 /CSRwire/ - BREINIGSVILLE, Pa., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Waters North America’s Nestle(R) Pure Life(R) water bottling facility in Breinigsville, Penn., today officially received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(R) (LEED) Gold certification. This is the first food manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania to receive LEED Gold status.
LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building performs across various sustainability metrics, including energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, and stewardship of resources.
Nestle Waters North America is the leading U.S. food and beverage manufacturer in LEED plants. In 2003, the company received the first LEED certification in the U.S. for a food and beverage factory for its plant in Stanwood, Michigan. To date, Nestle Waters has the most LEED-certified facilities of any U.S. food and beverage manufacturer, with more than 2.5 million square feet designed and built to meet LEED certification.
“Sustainability is a world-wide issue, one that we must face as global partners. At the U.S. Green Building Council, we’re seeing a growing demand and commitment to sustainability, and it’s wonderful to see the LEED rating system embraced beyond the United States,” said Tim Cole, chair-elect of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors. “As a company with global ties, Nestle Waters North America’s proven commitment to LEED certification shows its leadership in environmentally-responsible operations.”
“We are honored to achieve the LEED Gold standard – our first and hopefully not our last,” said Kim Jeffery, president and CEO of Nestle Waters North America, which has committed to building all new plants to LEED certification standards. “We are committed to being thoughtful and responsible in every aspect of our business, from source to bottle. We have more to do, and we are excited to continue our journey toward more sustainable operations.”
Thanks to its environmentally-conscious design, the Nestle Pure Life facility in Breinigsville:
In addition to the Breinigsville location, the company currently operates five LEED-certified facilities across the country:
Since 2002, Nestle Waters’ LEED-certified plants have produced significant environmental benefits:
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