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MARS Manufacturing Facility: Sweet Sustainability

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Starts On - November 16, 2016 - 7:30am
Ends On - November 16, 2016 - 9:30am
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City , MO 64114

The U.S. is the world's largest chocolate market. Mars Chocolate North America has set a goal to make their offices and factories "Sustainable in a Generation" and, since 2011, Mars, Incorporated has aimed to achieve LEED Gold certification for all new major buildings globally.

A shining example of this commitment is their state of the art 500,000-square-foot LEED Gold confectionery manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kansas.

One of several of Mars factories to have achieved zero waste to landfill, this facility boasts a wide range of sustainable features, including 100 percent renewable electricity, state-of-the art heat recovery systems, rainwater harvesting for sewage transfer in the office area and for landscape irrigation, low-emitting local and regional materials, and more.

Join us Nov. 16 to hear the sustainable story behind Food Engineering Magazine's 2015 Plant of the Year. M&Ms produced in the plant will of course be served!


  • $10 — USGBC members
  • $15 — Non-members


  • 7:30-8 a.m. — Registration & light breakfast
  • 8-9:15 a.m. — Program