Three Prologis Facilities in Mexico Achieve LEED Certification
Three Prologis buildings in Mexico recently received LEED certification, bringing the total number of Prologis Mexico LEED-certified facilities to 28. All new Prologis projects are built to recognized sustainability standards to ensure the best experience for our customers, enduring value for our shareholders and positive contributions to the neighboring communities. Prologis Mexico City market officer Rafael Arias sees the focus on sustainable design practices as a differentiator in the marketplace: “None of our competitors in Mexico are doing LEED certifications as basic building specifications, as a standard part of the base rent. This really makes Prologis the industry ESG leader.”
LEED Gold Certifications
Both Prologis Park Grande Building 1 in Tepotzotlan and Prologis Centro Industrial Juarez Building 17 in Juarez earned LEED Gold certification.
Prologis Park Grande Building received high scores for water-efficient landscaping and water-use reduction. The sustainably designed facility also earned perfect scores for optimized energy performance, construction waste management, recycled content and use of regional building materials. Low-emitting materials in adhesives, sealants, paint, coatings and flooring promote better indoor air quality.
Prologis Centro Industrial Juarez Building 17 earned LEED Gold certification using the LEED Volume Program, which streamlines the process for high-volume property owners by focusing on similarities in building design, delivery and operations. Thirty-four percent of building materials were recycled; 93 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfill; and 45 percent of materials were manufactured or/and extracted regionally.
A high-reflectance roof membrane reduces the urban heat island effect, provides a more comfortable work environment and potentially lowers operating costs by reducing energy use in air-conditioned spaces. Skylights provide natural lighting, lowering electricity use and associated greenhouse gas emissions while improving the quality of the environment indoors. Special parking spaces for fuel-efficient vehicles promote low-carbon transportation options, and proximity to public transportation makes the site attractive to employers.
LEED Silver Certification
Prologis Park Apodaca Building 12 in Monterrey, Mexico, earned LEED Silver certification with perfect scores for water-efficient landscaping, low-mercury lighting, use of low-emitting materials and 20 out of 21 points for optimized energy performance. Construction materials were made from recycled content. A high-reflectance roof membrane reduces the urban heat island effect, making the building more efficient and comfortable for inhabitants.
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