The certification makes the facility the world''s largest LEED-certified industrial facility and the first LEED-certified project of any kind in Southern California''s High Desert region, the release stated.
Jim Fullmer, chief financial officer (CFO) for Fullmer Construction, said: "We are very proud of the LEED Gold-certification for Global Access Lot 1. It''s a significant accomplishment and validates all the hard work everyone put into the project. We couldn''t be more pleased about the project, the reduced emissions and bottom line savings for our clients and their clients."
The new facility will consume roughly 49 percent less energy than a comparable non-LEED facility, netting about $250,000 a year in energy cost savings, the release noted.
Some of the building''s sustainable features include: Reduced-flow, electronic valve restroom fixtures; drought-tolerant landscaping to help the facility curb indoor water waste by about 40 percent and outdoor water waste by over 70 percent; maximization of natural daylight; and energy-efficient lighting, the release added.