Testa Produce wins green building award - The Packer

Testa Produce wins green building award

12/12/2011 03:21:00 PM
Andy Nelson

Chicago distributor Testa Produce Inc. has won an award for its environmentally friendly new distribution center.

The 91,000-square-foot building, which opened in May 2011, has been selected Best Green Building Project of 2011 by ENR Midwest, a trade journal that covers the construction industry, according to a Testa news release.

The company’s $24 million facility saves 60% on energy costs through a variety of green technologies including solar panels and a wind turbine. The building also features a water-recycling system, a vegetated roof, bioswales and a retention pond for stormwater. It is on track to become the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum-certified food distribution facility in the U.S.

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Gina Nucci    
Salinas, CA  |  December, 12, 2011 at 03:41 PM

Congratulations Peter & the Testa Team!! Way to lead the way to a greener tomorrow!

April Fleeman    
Salinas, CA  |  December, 12, 2011 at 03:47 PM

Awesome work!

Sherrey Roberts    
Chicago  |  December, 13, 2011 at 09:14 AM

Peter Testa is one of the greatest people you can meet. He is so committed to being a LEED leader! Thank you Peter for all that you do! Sherrey Roberts, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Joe Sukta    
Milwaukee Wisconsin  |  December, 15, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Peter.......Congrats on the award for the new building! The facility is one to be proud of..... Your Hard Work and Planning has really paid off!

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