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Brampton, Ont. celebrates first LEED facility

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Brampton, Ontario is celebrating its first LEED certified facility. DHL, a global logistics company, has achieved the designation at its DHL Express Headquarters.

In addition to the company’s GoGreen program, which is targeting improved carbon efficiency by 2020, the building has recorded a 38 per cent energy reduction, a 46 per cent reduction in water usage and diverted 80 tonnes of construction waster from landfills. Energy star-rated equipment was installed throughout the facility, while more than half of the regionally purchased furniture for the building was locally manufactured.

“As the world’s largest logistics service provider, we have a special obligation to implement environmentally-friendly measures and technologies that reduce our carbon footprint,” said Andrew Williams, chief executive officer of DHL Express Canada. “Our first LEED facility is the next step in expanding our GoGreen strategy in Canada and developing practices that promise the biggest efficiency gains and reduction of energy and fuel consumption.”

Last month, DHL Express began rolling out an all “green” fleet of commercial delivery vehicles in Manhattan to help reduce its impact on the city’s environment.

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