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Primus continues to solidify its commitment to sustainability with the recent award of LEED® Silver for its Lineage Logistics project in North Charleston, SC. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
“We are continuously working towards designing and building facilities that achieve high performance in fundamental areas of environmental and human health,” said Primus President Matthew Hirsch. “To be rewarded for another successful project by USGBC is gratifying.”
The designation was granted for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at reaching high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The Lineage project earned 53 points, securing LEED Silver certification. Specific points earned include Optimized Energy Performance and Water Use Reduction, which were awarded for a 31.6% and a 42.8% reduction, respectively.
“Our North Charleston facility’s achievement of LEED Silver is another example of Lineage’s commitment to delivering leading logistics solutions to our customers while innovating and continuously improving the cold chain,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, President & CEO of Lineage Logistics. “We value partners like Primus who share that commitment, particularly to sustainable practices, and are grateful for their continued support in North Charleston.”
“Working with Lineage Logistics to achieve LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It’s a representation that both companies are committed to transforming our market,” said Primus Co-Founder and CEO Richard O’Connell. “Each new LEED certification we earn is one step closer to revolutionizing our industry.”