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PepsiCo Europe Gets Greener

PepsiCo Europe Gets Greener
June 17
09:59 2011

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay manufacturing facility in Azov, Russia, has been officially awarded LEED Silver by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The manufacturing facility is the first site in PepsiCo’s European network to receive the prestigious LEED certification for New Construction/Major Renovation, bringing the total number of LEED certified PepsiCo facilities around the world to 27.

LEED certification is an internationally recognised distinction for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. To achieve LEED certification, the Azov facility boasts a number of impressive sustainability results including:

* More than 18% projected energy savings,

* More than 40% projected water savings for installed plumbing fixtures,

* 100% reduction in potable water use for landscape irrigation,

* High performance electric lighting and daylighting for more than 75% of the building spaces,

* Increased ventilation rates and low toxic materials for improved air quality,

* Occupant control of lighting, temperature, and indoor environment.

PepsiCo’s 27 LEED certifications, include its Frito-Lay North America headquarters in Plano, Texas, Chongqing plant and office in China, PepsiCo Plaza and Sustainability Center in Chicago, City of Industry manufacturing facility in California, and Frito-Lay plants in Casa Grande, Arizona and Killingly, Connecticut.

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