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DHL Express’ Brampton headquarters earns first LEED status

BRAMPTON, Ont.–DHL Express’ headquarters, located in Brampton, Ontario, has earned its first LEED certification status.

The certification supports DHL’s GoGreen environmental protection program, which includes a quantified target to improve its carbon efficiency by 2020, the company said.

The facility, opened in 2012, earned its LEED designation because of its environmentally responsible programs, systems and innovation throughout the building, where all elements were designed to conserve energy and water, reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, employees and the Brampton community, the company added.

Among the environmentally economical features that helped qualify the building are the following:

Water use reduction strategies which included more efficient bathrooms and fixtures which resulted in a usage reduction of 46 percent; 1 million liters of drinking water saved; energy management strategies which resulted in a reduction of energy use by 38 percent; 80 tons of construction waste generated from the project were recycled and diverted from landfills; energy star rated equipment was installed throughout the facility; and more than half of the regionally purchased furniture for the building was manufactured locally, supporting local businesses in the region, said the release.

“As the world’s largest logistics service provider, we have a special obligation to implement environmentally-friendly measures and technologies that reduce our carbon footprint,” said Andrew Williams, CEO, DHL Express Canada.

“Our first LEED facility is the next step in expanding our GoGreen strategy in Canada and developing practices that promise the biggest efficiency gains and reduction of energy and fuel consumption.”

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