PITT OHIO, a leader in transportation and logistics services, announced today their East Windsor, NJ terminal has been awarded LEED® Certified. 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.
PITT OHIO’s East Windsor terminal, an existing building, achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
- The 1,094 ground mounted solar panels generates most of the facility’s electric demands throughout the year. There are multiple months where the solar panel array is able to generate excess energy that is re-distributed back to the grid.
- The building is equipped with low-flow plumbing fixtures in the bathroom facilities, reducing the amount of water consumed by the property by more than when compared to standard fixtures.
- The building replaced the lighting in the loading dock area with LED light fixtures, reducing energy consumption of the terminal. LED light fixtures also have a longer lifespan that reduces the overall waste the facility produces.
The East Windsor terminal is PITT OHIO’s 4th facility to achieve LEED status. The company’s Pittsburgh terminal and mechanic shop which are both LEED Gold and the mechanic shop in Cincinnati achieved Certified status.
ABOUT PITT OHIO
In adhering to their “We’re Always There For You” signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in its SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and TRUCKLOAD services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions and the remainder of the United States and Canada with the PITT OHIO Transportation Group and additional North American service providers. To contact PITT OHIO, please visit their website at www.pittohio.com.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.
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