(Indianapolis – December 17, 2020) Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE), the leading domestic only, pure-play logistics property REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) in the United States, announces that it has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification by the United States Green Building Council on four logistics buildings. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building meets high energy efficiency performance standards, and the design, construction and operation are deemed to be environmentally responsible.
Duke Realty has committed to continued investment in LEED certified buildings with its pledge to design and build every new development to achieve LEED certification.
The company’s four LEED certified properties are:
- 429 Delancy Street in Newark, New Jersey;
- One Paddock Street in Avenel, New Jersey;
- 24975 Nandina Avenue in Moreno Valley, California;
- 24960 San Michele in Moreno Valley, California;
The 661,741-square-foot fulfillment center serving as a last mile delivery facility at 429 Delancy Street and the 340,010-square-foot building at 24975 Nandina Avenue each earned LEED Silver® designations. One Paddock Street, a 185,071-square-foot ecommerce delivery station and 24960 San Michele, a 244,336-square-foot industrial building each received LEED Certified® designation.
In each of these projects, Duke Realty implemented strategies designed to ensure environmentally sustainable construction and site development, water savings, energy efficiency, and construction waste management. These strategies included:
- energy performance optimization, the use of renewable energy sources and the implementation of high-efficiency HVAC and ventilation systems;
- indoor and outdoor water use efficiency and reduction;
- sustainable site development to minimize environmental impact;
- construction and demolition waste management, including storage and collection of recyclable materials to eliminate disposal in landfills;
- green vehicle accommodation; and
- indoor environmental quality management;
“At Duke Realty, we want to be leaders in the design and development of facilities that create minimal environmental impact and help our clients save energy costs — that’s why going forward we will only build facilities that can meet LEED criteria,” said Megan Basore, vice president of Corporate Responsibility. “These buildings, in addition to six other buildings we announced earlier this year, are examples of how we are keeping our promise through innovative design processes, systems commissioning, materials testing, and other quality control practices.”
Sustainable development is an integral component of Duke Realty’s commitment to operating its business responsibly and ethically with the highest regard for its stakeholders and our world. The company’s 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report can be found here.