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Primus Celebrates LEED Silver Certification on RL Cold Project in Baytown, TX

Primus is pleased to announce our greenfield cold storage warehouse project in Baytown, TX has earned LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

 Since the USGBC modified its LEED score card to reflect the specific needs of the industrial sector, more and more cold storage companies have embraced sustainable design and construction practices. RL Cold (a leading provider of cold storage real estate solutions) and their tenant Maersk (internationally recognized for its robust commitment to sustainability) were eager to earn as many LEED points as possible on the Baytown project. Highlights include:

  • 55 refer plugs. These help keep refrigerated trucks cool using electricity instead of burning diesel fuel.
  • Indoor and outdoor water use reduction
  • Enhanced commissioning
  • Optimized energy performance
  • Enhanced indoor air quality

These efforts and more (including a 1 megawatt rooftop solar array) have been implemented on RL Cold/Maersk’s subsequent project, which is nearing completion in Ridgeville, SC. That project is on track to achieve LEED Gold.

There is no question that the Baytown project, and the subsequent project in Ridgeville, are elevating sustainability standards in the cold storage industry and serving as a model for what can be achieved as good stewards of the environment. Congratulations to the entire team!


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