Coffee supplier Farmer Bros. Co. received a sustainability recognition for its Texas headquarters office for features including a reflective roof and an insulated building envelope.
The company’s Silver certification from the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system recognizes best-in-class green construction strategies from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The office, about 86,000-square-feet, uses all LED fixtures and an efficient heating and cooling design, contributing to an energy cost reduction of about 23 percent compared with the standard.
The facility, outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is connected to the roasting plant and distribution center for the coffee and tea wholesaler, whose customers include independent and chain restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, hospitals and grocery chains.
"Sustainability is a core business principle for Farmer Brothers," says Molly Laverty, the company’s sustainability director. "Achieving LEED Silver certification illustrates to our customers and business partners that they can rely on Farmer Brothers for innovative and sustainable business practices."
Project partners include Entegrity, LEED consultants; Faithful + Gould, owner’s representative; EMJ Corp., general contractor; RGA Architects, building shell architect; Gensler, interior architect; Telios, MEP engineer; Pacheco Koch, civil engineer; and Belle Firma, landscape.