Lancaster Foods, LLC Distribution Center Becomes LEED Certified

Jan 13, 2010, 10:43 ET from Lancaster Foods, LLC

JESSUP, Md., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancaster Foods, LLC announces that its 215,000 square foot warehouse in Jessup, Maryland has been LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.  

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

"After a lengthy certification process, we are extremely proud to have a LEED certified building.  In our business, contributing to a sustainable environment is very important," says John Gates, President, Lancaster Foods.

There are both environmental and financial benefits to earning LEED certification. LEED-certified buildings are designed to: 

  • Lower operating costs and increase asset value.
  • Reduce waste sent to landfills.
  • Conserve energy and water.
  • Healthier and safer for occupants.
  • Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities.
  • Demonstrate an owner's commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Guest Services, Inc., Lancaster Foods, LLC is one of the largest whole produce and fresh cut processing companies in the mid-Atlantic region.

Guest Services, Inc., is a private hospitality company celebrating over 90 years of providing excellence in food, hotel, resort and recreation services. The Fairfax, VA-based company and its subsidiaries have more than 3,500 employees in more than 250 facilities throughout the U.S.

SOURCE Lancaster Foods, LLC