Frisco, TX (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
IEWC’s Distribution Center in Monterrey Mexico, with the assistance of Quest, announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Certified for Commercial Interiors rating system. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost programs for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Through Quest’s effort, the IEWC-Monterrey warehouse is built to achieve energy savings, reduce water consumption, use materials wisely, and to create a healthy indoor environment for IEWC employees, customer, suppliers, and guests. Built with energy efficient equipment and materials, IEWC will save a minimum of 15% on air-conditioning and heating costs. Their HVAC efficiency, along with high performance lighting, occupancy sensors, and Energy Star rated equipment, will allow them to achieve huge energy savings over the life of the building. Water saving fixtures throughout the building reduce water use by over one-third, as compared to traditional fixtures.
“The IEWC warehouse in Monterrey, Mexico, represents the first international LEED certification project managed by Quest. We were impressed with how the entire project team worked together to create a workplace that is sustainably built, cost-effective to operate, and pleasant to work in. IEWC’s corporate commitment to sustainability was clearly evident throughout the entire project”. Said Tricia Loe, Quest Sustainability manager and LEED AP.
Finally, the project team worked closely with Distribution Center personnel to create and implement sustainable LEED programs and policies, which were not already in place prior to starting the project.
Quest Resource Management is a full service environmental consulting and management company, headquartered in Frisco, Texas. Quest helps Fortune 500 companies to maximize profits and mitigate risks, while minimizing their ecological footprints. Quest clients span across all key industry segments, including food services, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, automotive aftermarket and fleet industries. Quest Resource Management Group provides North American clients with comprehensive sustainability programs, innovative recycling solutions and proven environmental protection.
Quest prides itself in delivering targeted solutions exclusively tailored to the needs of each respective client. Quest also offers Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Sustainability (ROS) based road maps to help clients design actionable programs for managing RFPs, defining operational protocols, creating and implementing training programs, and defining best practices. Quest’s Sustainability Intelligence Dashboard helps clients improve decision making by extracting greater insights through unsurpassed business intelligence.