SALT LAKE CITY — 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 Salt Lake City has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
The building was awarded LEED certification for a new construction project for its sustainable design and construction features.
"With sustainability in mind, we built this new facility using a design that provides low impact on the environment and an enhanced working environment for our employees," says Charles Wax, president of WAXIE.
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 (98 percent) 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 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
"I am extremely proud of the positive impact WAXIE has had on the Intermountain communities for so many years," states Clint Hunter, WAXIE''s executive vice president, intermountain region. "This new, modern facility allows us to expand and sets us up to serve the community for many years to come."
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The U.S. Green Building Council''s LEED Green Building Rating System is the national benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings, and certification is verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. Additional information about USGBC and LEED may be obtained at www.usgbc.org.