Jan 20, 2010 10:40 AM
Lancaster Foods LLC announced that its 215,000-square-foot warehouse in Jessup MD has been LEED-certified by the US Green Building Council.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most. These include energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
There are both environmental and financial benefits to earning LEED certification. Certified buildings are designed to:
•Lower operating costs and increase asset value.
•Reduce waste sent to landfills.
•Conserve energy and water.
•Be healthier and safer for occupants.
•Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
•Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances, and other incentives in hundreds of cities.
•Demonstrate an owner’s commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Guest Services Inc, Lancaster Foods is one of the largest whole produce and fresh cut processing companies in the mid-Atlantic region. Visit its website at www.lancasterfoods.com.
Guest Services is a private hospitality company that provides food, hotel, resort, and recreation services. The Fairfax VA-based company and its subsidiaries have more than 3,500 employees in more than 250 facilities throughout the United States. Access www.guestservices.com to learn more.
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