Green State of Mind

Preferred Freezer Services is proud to announce the achievement of LEED® Gold certification for their newest fully-automated Chicago facility. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC®). LEED provides third party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across metrics such as: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

As a developer and operator of state-of-the-art, full-service refrigerated warehouses, Preferred Freezer Services has a vested interest in helping to create a cleaner, more energy efficient environment now and in the future. Our company is investing in sustainable buildings and practices, to save energy and encourage environmentally friendly design and construction techniques in our facilities.

USGBC® recognizes Preferred Freezer Services gold status for meeting or exceeding a comprehensive list of design and construction criteria using environmentally responsible development. Those earth-friendly attributes of the Chicago II facility, located at 4500 West Ann Lurie Place, include:
  • Obtained 40 LEED certification credits
  • Optimize Energy to Exceed ASHRAE by 42%
  • Water use reduced by over 30%
  • 49% recycled materials and 43% regional materials
  • Diverted 99% of construction debris from disposal
  • Zero ozone depletion & global warming potential

Preferred Freezer Services appreciates the support of our project team on the Chicago II project:
Architect & LEED Consultant: Ware Malcomb
General Contractor: Keeley Construction, Inc.
LEED Coordinator: DHR Environmental Services, LLC

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