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Tractor Supply slashes energy costs 40% at new DC


Tractor Supply Company is seeing green at its new distribution center.

The company’s new DC ,in Casa Grande, Arizona, has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the second LEED Silver certification awarded to a Tractor Supply Company facility within the last year.

Construction of the new 600,000 plus-sq.-ft. center was recently completed, with the help of J.M. Mullis, who served as the site selection consultant, and DC Project Management, who served as the construction management firm for the project.

The center is expected to reduce energy costs by 40% compared with baseline code requirements, as well as reduce potable water usage by 40% indoors and 72% outdoors.

It features a number of environmentally friendly features, including:

  • Energy efficient design and heating/cooling systems;

  • Water saving plumbing and irrigation systems;

  • Recycled and regionally sourced building materials;

  • Low-emitting materials for all adhesives, paints, carpet systems; and

  • LED lighting.

H&M Construction served as the design/build company for the facility. The LEED consultant was greenStudio, a sustainability division of Hastings Architecture Associates.

he facility began receiving inventory in early October and is on schedule to begin shipping to stores in December. Over time, it will have the capacity to service upwards of 250 stores in the Southwest region.

"We have seen immediate positive environmental impacts that exceed the originally expected energy savings at the store support center," said Clay Teter, senior VP, real estate and construction. "We look to mirror these positive results with the new LEED Silver certified distribution center in Casa Grande, as we work hard to serve as good stewards of our community, land and future generations to come."

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