Award Marks Second LEED Silver Certification Achieved by Tractor Supply in the Past Year
BRENTWOOD, TN, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that the Company’s new distribution center in Casa Grande, Arizona has achieved LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This marks the second LEED Silver certification awarded to a Tractor Supply Company facility within the last year.
“We are extremely proud to be opening our second LEED Silver certified facility, as Tractor Supply continues to demonstrate an ongoing commitment, through our Stewardship Program, to environmental sustainability,” said Benjamin Parish, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, who oversees the Stewardship Program at Tractor Supply. “Our Stewardship Program is a process of continuous improvement as we identify ways to become more efficient, eliminate waste and reduce our impact on the environment.”
Construction of the Company’s new 600,000 plus square-foot distribution center in Casa Grande, Arizona was recently completed, with the help of J.M. Mullis, Inc. who served as the site selection consultant and DC Project Management, LLC, who served as the construction management firm for the project. The facility began receiving inventory in early October and is on schedule to begin shipping to stores in December. Over time, this distribution center will have the capacity to service upwards of 250 stores in the Southwest region.
Tractor Supply’s Casa Grande distribution center is the second largest warehouse in the State of Arizona to be awarded LEED for New Construction Silver certification. Additionally, the facility is the fifth largest certified LEED for New Construction project overall in Arizona. The new distribution center is expected to reduce energy costs by 40 percent compared with baseline code requirements, as well as reduce potable water usage by 40 percent indoors and 72 percent outdoors.
Tractor Supply was able to build the new distribution center to the LEED Silver standard by incorporating a number of environmentally friendly features, including:
- Energy efficient design and heating/cooling systems;
- Water saving plumbing and irrigation systems;
- Recycled and regionally sourced building materials;
- Low-emitting materials for all adhesives, paints, carpet systems; and
- LED lighting.
H&M Construction served as the design/build company for the facility, and the LEED consultant was greenStudio, a sustainability division of Hastings Architecture Associates.
Tractor Supply’s first LEED silver certification was awarded in November 2014 for the building of the Company’s Store Support Center in Brentwood, Tennessee.
“We have seen immediate positive environmental impacts that exceed the originally expected energy savings at the Store Support Center,” said Clay Teter, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Construction. “We look to mirror these positive results with the new LEED Silver certified distribution center in Casa Grande, as we work hard to serve as good stewards of our community, land and future generations to come.”
For more information on Tractor Supply’s environmental sustainability efforts through its Stewardship Program, please visit www.TractorSupply.com.
About Tractor Supply Company
At September 26, 2015, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,465 stores in 49 states. The Company’s stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.
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