LEED&reg ProjectsLEED® Certified Projects

We constantly strive to minimize the environmental impacts of our distribution centers. As part of our strategy, we design and construct our buildings according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards.

Following such standards, our buildings use less energy and water, require less construction material and generate less waste, and provide healthier indoor environments for our associates. Based on analyses of actual performance since 2007, our LEED® certified buildings are not only reducing our environmental footprint but also lowering our operational costs.

 


Gilroy, CA

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Square Footage: 452,601
Completed: August 2015
LEED® Certification: Expected to achieve Gold

Key Achievements

  • CO2 refrigeration with variable frequency drives on the motors
  • LED lighting utilized
  • Automated lighting and refrigeration systems to optimize energy use, saving over 26% in energy costs
  • Water use reduction of 50% through the use of efficient fixtures


Twin Cities, WI

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Square Footage: 300,000 expandable to 600,000
Completed: March 2015
LEED® Certification: Designed for Gold Certification

Key Achievements

  • Located closer to our customers, resulting in reduced fuel and carbon emissions
  • Reduced energy usage by 4,320,516 kilowatt-hours per year through use of recyclable cardboard boxes
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1,031 metric tons CO2-equivalent per year through use of recyclable cardboard boxes


Hudson Valley, NY

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Square Footage: 500,000
Completed: July 2014
LEED® Certification: Expected to achieve Gold

Key Achievements

  • Water use reduction of 45% compared to typical comparable building
  • Energy use reduction of 26% compared to typical comparable building
  • 75% of construction waste diverted from landfill
  • Building materials contain 30% recycled content
  • 30% of building materials from regional sources


Racine, WI

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Square Footage: 425,000
Completed: June 2014
LEED® Certification: Expected to achieve Gold

Key Achievements

  • No potable water use for irrigation
  • Water use reduction of 40% compared to typical comparable building
  • Energy use reduction of 24% compared to typical comparable building
  • 75% of construction waste diverted from landfill
  • Building materials contain 20% recycled content
  • 20% of building materials from regional sourcest


Aurora, CO

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Square Footage: 425,000
Completed: July 2013
LEED® Certification: Expected to achieve Gold

Key Achievements

  • First UNFI Net Zero Waste Facility
  • Use of LED lighting in freezers
  • 100% of all office equipment and appliances in the building are Energy Star rated
  • Energy reduction of 50% when compared to a typical building of similar size and function
  • 100% of wood installed is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified
  • 20% of all building materials made with recycled content
  • Total water use reduction of 50% when compared to typical building of similar size and function
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Completed LEED® Certified Projects:

Lancaster, TX

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LEED® Certificate Square Footage: 590,000
Completed: July 2010
LEED® Certification: Gold


Key Achievements

  • Over 97% of all office equipment and appliances in building are Energy Star rated
  • 20% of all building materials made with recycled content
  • 75% of all construction waste materials were properly recycled and/or reused
  • Energy reduction and lighting power reduction of 30% and 18%, respectively
  • Use of solar panels for two dock levelers
  • Ammonia-based refrigeration system, more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient than other refrigerants
  • Water use reduction of over 35% using motion-activated sensors, flow controls and rainwater recovery cistern

York, PA

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LEED® Certificate Square Footage: 682,105
Completed: December 2008
LEED® Certification: Gold


Key Achievements

  • Energy Modeling and Calibration for 100% of Building
  • Total water use reduction of over 40% using motion-activated sensors and flow controls throughout the building
  • No CFC-based refrigerants used in the building's HVAC and refrigeration systems
  • Over 70% electronic equipment and appliances ENERGY STAR rated
  • All building energy-related systems calibrated by a professional and monitored annually by metering systems to ensure optimal functionality
  • A significant increase in vegetated open space – 185% more than required by zoning ordinances
  • Secure bicycle storage, with convenient changing/shower facilities provided for employees to encourage use of alternative transportation
  • All carpets made from 100% recycled materials

Ridgefield, WA

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LEED® Certificate Square Footage: 238,000
Completed: December 2007
LEED® Certification: Gold


Key Achievements
 

  • The first refrigerated warehouse in the country to be awarded LEED® Gold certification
  • 55,000 SF of refrigerated areas, including a refrigerated loading dock
  • Energy reduction of almost 30% when compared to a typical building of the same size
  • Reduction of over 50% of irrigation needs by using indigenous plant species
  • A significant increase in vegetated open space – 238% more than required by zoning ordinances
  • Diversion of over 95% of construction waste from local landfills
  • Low or Zero-VOC emitting materials used in the construction and interior finishes
  • Preferred parking spaces designated for low emission and hybrid vehicles
  • All wood products selected from FSC-certified suppliers

Providence, RI Corporate Headquarters

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LEED® Certificate Square Footage: 69,000
Completed: September 2009
LEED® Certification: Silver


Key Achievements

  • Space is within two historic industrial buildings
  • 78% of regularly occupied spaces provide daylighting through open interiors and large windows
  • Less than 10% of construction materials ended up in local landfills
  • Water use was reduced 42% below current EPA fixture requirements 
  • The installation of a 142 kW solar array, mounted on sawtooth skylights, with annual output of 171,000 kWh used by the building 
  • All furniture selected GreenGuard certified
  • Internal doors certified by Forest Stewardship Council