Phoenix -- PetSmart celebrated Earth Day on Friday with the announcement that its distribution center in McCarran, Nev., has been awarded Silver Certification under the LEED (Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system.
In less than one year, the retailer transformed what was already an efficient building into a LEED Silver facility. The distribution center features a white reflective roof, high-efficiency heating and cooling units, occupancy sensors and a fish water recycling system. Some of the other upgrades included: purchase of chairs made of recycled content, green cleaning products, recycled content paper, Energy Star-qualified electronics and execution of a waste stream audit.
"Silver LEED Certification for PetSmart’s Nevada distribution center is a significant achievement for the entire Company in our commitment not only to sustainability, but to the local community," said Suzanne Lindsay, director of environmental sustainability for PetSmart. "For example, local water conservation efforts are a priority in the region and are now supported by our innovative fish water recycling system.”
The distribution center’s sustainable features include: