Amanda Sawit

Check out the videos illustrating how four industrial facilities use LEED in the resource-intensive world of manufacturing.

The latest in a series of reports highlighting the impact of LEED across sectors and regions of the world, the LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report illustrates the many ways modern factories, warehouses and more are leveraging LEED for cost savings, greater efficiency and better human health. Take a look at these videos of four of the industry’s leading users of LEED to see how they adapt best green building practices to fit their unique needs in the resource-intensive world of manufacturing. 

LEED and Industrial Facilities: Intel Corp.

Neil Tunmore, vice president and director of corporate services at Intel Corporation, discusses the company’s commitment to reducing emissions and focusing on energy efficiency and conversation at their locations around the world. Intel’s top-down approach to pursuing sustainable operations and practices has led it to become one of the most active users of LEED as a quality standard to ensure that their business remains efficient and sustainable for the long term. This video was originally produced to honor Intel as the winner of the 2013 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award. 

LEED and Industrial Facilities: Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive’s global sustainability strategy helps it address environmental, social and economic issues in the countries where it operates. The company’s collaboration with USGBC and use of LEED not only helps it provide quality work environments for employees and reduce consumption, but also sets the standard for sustainable operations in the manufacturing sector. This video was originally produced to showcase Colgate-Palmolive’s achievements as the winner of the 2015 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award.

LEED and Industrial Facilities: Mars Inc.

For more than 60 years, food company Mars Inc. has striven to achieve what former head Forrest Mars Sr. called “mutuality” with all people and the planet. Today, Mars continues to take its responsibility for its business impacts, both environmental and social, seriously. For Mars, sustainability makes business sense; LEED fits into its sustainable generation commitment because it helps it build efficiency from the start. This video was originally created for Mars as the winner of the 2014 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award. 

LEED and Industrial Facilities: Method Southside Soapbox Factory

Take a virtual tour of the Method Southside Soapbox factory, located in the Pullman historic district in Chicago, Illinois. This 157,660-square-foot LEED Platinum space houses Method’s manufacturing and bottling operations and serves as a distribution center for both Method and Ecover. The campus also features its own wind turbine (which helps generate half of the building's annual electrical consumption), solar tracking trees in the parking lot and a green roof that produces 500 pounds of fresh produce annually. 

Read the LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report