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LEED certification for N.Y. Tractor Supply distribution center

Frankfort, N.Y, facility currently services over 180 Tractor Supply stores.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Tractor Supply Company announced that its new distribution center in Frankfort, N.Y. has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

This marks the third LEED Silver certification awarded to a major Tractor Supply Company facility.

The 925,000 square-foot distribution center in Frankfort was completed in late 2018. In March, Tractor Supply executives and local and state government officials held a grand opening event at the distribution center.

The facility currently services over 180 Tractor Supply stores, with the potential to service more than 200 stores in the Northeast region within its first year of operation. The facility has already created over 320 local jobs, with plans to create a total of more than 350 full-time jobs in the first 5 years.

“As part of our commitment to sustainability, Tractor Supply designed and built our largest and newest distribution center to meet the high standards of LEED Silver certification,” said Ben Parrish, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Tractor Supply. Parrish also oversees the Stewardship Program at Tractor Supply.

“The Frankfort distribution center incorporates a number of energy efficient and environmentally friendly features that will help us achieve our previously announced goal of reducing carbon emissions from facilities by 25% by 2025,” Parrish said.

The center is also expected to reduce energy costs by approximately 25% compared with baseline code requirements, as well as reduce potable water usage by 35% indoors. Nearly 38% of the site development area has been restored using native or adapted vegetation with the site design expected to manage runoff from the 98th percentile of regional rainfall events through the use of green infrastructure.

“This project demonstrates the continuing success and viability of our Stewardship Program, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, and is dedicated to ways to become more efficient, eliminate waste and reduce our impact on the environment,” Parrish said.

Tractor Supply said it 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 systems, LED lighting, water saving plumbing and irrigation systems, and recycled regionally sourced building materials.

H&M Company 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 company’s store support center in Brentwood, Tenn. A second certification was awarded in November 2015 for its Casa Grande, Ariz. distribution center.

Based in Brentwood, Tractor Supply operates 1,775 Tractor Supply stores in 49 and 176 Petsense stores in 26 states.

 

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