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WAXIE LEED certification release

March 31, 2010
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MESA, AZ — WAXIE Sanitary Supply, America’s largest family-owned distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies, is pleased to announce that the company’s Inventory Center located in Mesa has earned LEED Silver Certification.
The building was awarded certification as a LEED for New Construction project for its sustainable design and construction features, and joins the company’s facility in Salt Lake City as the second WAXIE building to earn this recognition. WAXIE now has the first two LEED certified Inventory Centers in the cleaning industry – and each of these facilities has achieved LEED Silver certification.
“We take great pride in our buildings,” states company President, Charles Wax. “It is important to us that we provide a state of the art facility to serve the needs of our customers, and that we provide a first class environment for our people to work in.”
The sustainable design choices incorporated into the project include features that will contribute to reductions in energy and water usage, and better indoor environmental quality for building occupants. And during construction, a significant amount of the materials that were chosen were either sourced regionally, contained recycled content or were reused from the previous Inventory Center – and almost all of the construction waste (86%) was diverted from the landfill.
In addition to these sustainable design and construction features, the project earned Innovation In Design Credits for using signage to educate occupants and visitors on the
800-995-4466 * sustainable features of the building, and for adopting a written Green Cleaning Policy. This Green Cleaning Policy was contributed by the company’s GPS® Green Partner Support™ program, a comprehensive approach to implementing an effective green cleaning program.
WAXIE has a long history of ties to the Arizona region, and this new facility signifies the company’s commitment to the community. By building a facility that provides superior indoor environmental quality for its occupants and also reduces environmental impacts, this LEED certified building will help contribute to the company’s mission to contribute toward a better community for all valued customers and employees.
About WAXIE: WAXIE Sanitary Supply is America’s largest family-owned distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies. WAXIE is an industry leader in the distribution of quality cleaning chemicals, equipment, disposables, and accessories to the building service contractor, school, hospitality, healthcare, military, government, industrial, and retail markets. Based in San Diego, the company consists of over 800 dedicated professionals working out of Inventory Centers servicing the western United States including California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska. WAXIE’s GPS® Green Partner Support™ Program is a comprehensive approach to implementing an effective green cleaning program that protects health without harming the environment. Additional information about WAXIE Sanitary Supply may be obtained at
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