Tractor Supply Company’s new distribution center in Frankfort, New York, has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The distribution center is expected to reduce energy costs by approximately 25% compared with baseline code requirements, as well as reduce potable water usage by 35% indoors. Nearly 38% of the site development area has been restored using native or adapted vegetation with the site design expected to manage runoff from the 98th percentile of regional rainfall events through the use of green infrastructure.
Other environmentally friendly features include energy efficient design and heating systems; water saving plumbing and irrigation systems; recycled and regionally sourced building materials; and LED lighting.
“As part of our commitment to sustainability, Tractor Supply designed and built our largest and newest distribution center to meet the high standards of LEED Silver certification,” said Ben Parrish, evp/general counsel and corporate secretary, who oversees the stewardship program at Tractor Supply. “The Frankfort distribution center incorporates a number of energy efficient and environmentally friendly features that will help us achieve our previously announced goal of reducing carbon emissions from facilities by 25% by 2025. This project demonstrates the continuing success and viability of our stewardship program, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, and is dedicated to identifying ways to become more efficient, eliminate waste and reduce our impact on the environment.”