NORTHLAKE, Texas, U.S. — Farmer Bros. Co. (“Farmer Brothers” or the “Company”), a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products, today announced that it has been awarded LEED Silver certification for its recently completed headquarter office project in Northlake, Texas.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for recognizing best-in-class building strategies and practices in green building.
“LEED is a transformative tool that ensures a building is designed and operating to achieve high performance in key areas of human and environmental health while enhancing the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC.
“By prioritizing sustainability, Farmer Brothers Headquarters Office project is leading the way in their industry and helping USGBC continue toward our vision of a sustainably built environment within a generation.”
The project, completed in December 2017, features 85,663-square-feet of office space spread over two floors and connected to the roasting plant and distribution center. The HQ consists of various types of offices, meeting spaces, open collaboration areas, and laboratories, as well as a caf and fitness center for staff.
The building achieved significant energy savings through its use of all-LED light fixtures, efficient HVAC design, reflective roof, and insulated building envelope, contributing to a 22.8% reduction in energy costs for this building when compared to a standard building of this type and size.
“Sustainability is a core business principle for Farmer Brothers,” commented Molly Laverty, Director of Sustainability. “Achieving LEED Silver certification illustrates to our customers and business partners that they can rely on Farmer Brothers for innovative and sustainable business practices.”
Project partners include: Entegrity, LEED consultants; Faithful + Gould, owner’s representative; EMJ Corporation, general contractor; RGA Architects, building shell architect; Gensler, interior architect; Telios, MEP engineer; Pacheco Koch, civil engineer; and Belle Firma, landscape designer.