McBEE Nestlé Waters North America’s Chesterfield County bottling facility near McBee was recently certified as leader in environmental design.
To become LEED certified there must be a plan from construction to production and maintenance to use energy and other resources efficiently, reducing the environmental impact.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a LEED certified facility,” said Brent Keener, factory manager for Nestlé Waters North America.
“Nestlé Waters takes great pride in protecting our environment and its precious natural resources, so we, as a Chesterfield County team, have worked hard to meet the LEED standards which help us limit our environmental footprint.”
The McBee facility is the Nestle’s 11th building to meet LEED standards.
The McBee Nestlé Waters facility was evaluated on categories such as: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation in design.
Features that helped the McBee plant earn its certification were:
◆ Bicycle storage and changing rooms.
◆ Low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.
◆ Quality control in the stormwater design.
◆ Water efficient landscaping.
◆ Recycled materials used during construction.
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