Aldi has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its environmentally sustainable distribution center and regional headquarters in Moreno Valley, CA.
To meet LEED Gold standards, Aldi worked with Graycor Construction Company as the design-build partner along with architects and engineers to improve the design and materials used in the development of its distribution center and regional headquarters. The sustainable building features installed in the Moreno Valley facility include renewable energy from on-site solar panels that provide 60% of the electricity at the regional headquarters and warehouse; ammonia refrigeration system which is a naturally occurring element and highly energy efficient; electric vehicle charging stations and bicycle racks that promote the use of greener methods of transportation; and water efficient landscaping and plumbing.
“Aldi is taking steps wherever possible to reduce our environmental impact,” said Aaron Sumida, vp/Aldi. “Building our warehouse to meet LEED Gold requirements is a significant achievement, one that will enable us to conserve energy, reduce water consumption, which is critical in California, and ultimately reduce our carbon footprint. As Aldi expands operations to California, we will continue to uphold these values by ensuring our California stores feature sustainable building elements designed to reduce our carbon footprint through energy efficiency, waste reduction and green building design.”