Nestlé Waters places great importance on the environmental efficiency of new buildings. Investment in efficient buildings has been a priority in the United States in recent years.
In 2003, our Michigan plant was one of the first United States industrial plants of any kind to earn LEED5 certification.
Seven years later, Nestlé Waters North America has nine LEED certified plants, with more LEED certified manufacturing space than any beverage company in the United States.
In addition, our new North American headquarters building in Stamford, Connecticut was renovated to achieve LEED certification.
Nestlé Waters North America has received LEED Gold or Silver certification for four of its facilities:
- Dallas, Texas (Silver rating, 2009)
- Kingfield, Maine (Gold rating, 2009)
- Breinigsville, Pennsylvania (Gold rating, 2009)
- Hollis, Maine (Silver rating, 2009)
Some characteristics of LEED certified beverage plants include the use of non-toxic building materials, design of water and energy efficient operating systems, improved mechanisms for waste reduction, minimal impact of exterior lighting and constructed wetlands for water treatment on-site.
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