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Preferred Freezer Services Achieves Leed Gold
Preferred Freezer Services (www.preferredfreezer.com), one of the largest Public Refrigerated Warehouse companies in North America, has been awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification by the USGBC.
Ware Malcomb Chicago provided architectural and interior design services, as well as USGBC processing for this 174,786 square foot cold storage freezer building. The facility earned 40 LEED Certification credits and incorporates several sustainable design features including:
Energy efficient HVAC system
Highly reflective TPO roofing membrane to reduce energy demands
Low flow plumbing fixtures
Zero irrigation through the use of native species landscaping
43.9% of materials used in construction were regionally produced and manufactured
Low VOC materials
On site bicycle parking and shower facilities
The building has made great strides towards reducing the impacts of a freezer warehouse on the environment through the use of automated warehousing techniques, inclusion of a rail spur, and the utilization of the latest and most efficient refrigeration technology.
The cold storage freezer building has a 60 ft tall steel structure freezer with metal faced 6" insulated panel walls and a 9" insulated TPO white roof. The freezer integrates a highly advanced system of automated robotic picking and retrieval technology into the structure, which facilitates fully automated product handling. The 24,150 square foot pre-cast panel cold dock area has 17 dock doors. The building also includes 7,719 square feet of support areas and 8,856 square feet of office, including private offices and testing areas for USDA inspections. The facility is rail served by the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
The design-build project was constructed by Keeley Construction, Inc. of Villa Park, Illinois and developed by KTR Capital Partners of New York, New York. Construction was completed in October 2009.
About Preferred Freezer
Preferred Freezer Services (www.preferredfreezer.com)
About KTR Capital Partners
KTR Capital Partners (www.ktrcapital.com)
About Keeley Construction, Inc.
Keeley Construction, Inc. (www.keeley.com)
Ware Malcomb is committed to providing sustainable, renewable and environmentally responsible options to enhance buildings and workspaces in healthy and economically viable ways. The wm green team includes LEED Accredited Professionals, available to assist in sustainable design alternatives and/or LEED Consultation and Management services. Ware Malcomb is a corporate member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canada Green Building Council.
About Ware Malcomb
Ware Malcomb’s Chicago/Midwest office offers planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design and site development services to commercial real estate, corporate, and public clients throughout Chicago and the entire Midwest region. Ware Malcomb Chicago specializes in the design of industrial, office, technology, healthcare, retail, public/institutional, and renovation projects, as well as auto dealerships.
Established since 1972, Ware Malcomb is committed to providing clients with integrated design services across North America and beyond. In addition to the office in Chicago, the firm has 10 other locations throughout the United States, Toronto, Canada and Panama City, Panama.
Ware Malcomb’ Chicago Office:
1900 Spring Road, Suite 210
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Jay Todisco, Principal, Commercial Architecture (email@example.com)
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Ware Malcomb offers professional planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design and civil engineering services throughout North America and beyond. We design office, industrial, public, healthcare, technology, retail and auto facilities.