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   In 2012, we finished construction of our state-of-the-art cooling facility in Oxnard, California. The facility enables us to better meet our commitment to providing the best cooling and produce handling services in Southern California. In addition, the facility meets our sustainability goals by achieving the highest environmental standards (LEED).  

      LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a rating system for green buildings.  LEED certification provides independent verification of a building’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy buildings. We achieved a Gold rating under the LEED system for our facility due in part to:

  • Building on an in-fill location where we recycled 100% of the prior dilapidated factory into our facility.

  • Installing a bioswale that captures 90% of the stormwater.

  • 70% of the exterior surfaces, paints and colors contribute to reducing heat island effects of regular development.

  • Achieving over 50% reduction in water use compared to the baseline analysis for the project.

  • Recycling over 14,000,000 pounds during construction and 39% of building content comes from recycled materials.

  • Using low emitting materials to limit VOCs and installed fresh air circulation systems throughout the building.

  • Installing a solar system on the roof that produces over 600,000 kWh and results in 24,000,000 pounds of carbon dioxide reduction (equivalent to planting over 275,000 trees).

  • Achieving over 50% reduction in energy use with high technology components and monitoring systems that maximize efficiency.


Learn more about the aspects of our LEED-Certified Building by clicking on the links below.

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