PepsiCo Leads the Way for Sustainable Building in Russia

PepsiCo’s Frito Lay Manufacturing facility in Azov, Russia has been officially certified as LEED® Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – the first ever in the company’s European network.

What is LEED®? LEED® certification [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] is a globally recognized distinction for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

While the number of LEED projects internationally are relatively small compared to the U.S., adopting these “green” measures and undergoing the certification process is gaining traction across several countries , especially in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Frito Lay Manufacturing facility in Azov is one of the first LEED® certified projects in Russia, now considered to be the country’s model for a high performance building.

PepsiCo is helping to lead the charge globally, bringing the total number of LEED certified PepsiCo facilities to 27.

In recognizing PepsiCo’s commitment to greener business on a global scale, Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council stated, “The PepsiCo project in Azov efficiently uses our natural resources and makes an immediate, positive impact on our planet, which will tremendously benefit future generations to come.”

Impressive sustainability results that led to the Azov Facility’s certification

  • Over 18% projected energy savings
  • Over 40% projected water savings for installed plumbing fixtures
  • 100% reduction in potable water use for landscape irrigation
  • High performance electric lighting and daylighting for more than 75% of the building spaces
  • Increased ventilation rates and low toxic materials for improved air quality
  • Occupant control of lighting, temperature, and indoor environment

“Through our focus on sustainable business practice, which we call Performance with Purpose, we believe in investing in a healthier future for people and our planet. This is a fantastic achievement for the Russian team and is a huge milestone for the European business,” said Jeff Malcolm, Senior Vice President of Operations PepsiCo Europe.

PepsiCo’s other LEED® certifications include its Frito-Lay North America headquarters in Plano, Texas, Chongqing plant and office in China, PepsiCo Plaza and Sustainability Center in Chicago, City of Industry manufacturing facility in California, and Frito-Lay plants in Casa Grande, Arizona and Killingly, Connecticut.

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Written by Alexander Kostikov

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One Response to PepsiCo Leads the Way for Sustainable Building in Russia

  1. Gilbane Inc. June 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Hopefully more companies will follow Pepsi’s lead. We have a limited amount of natural resources. Not only is sustainable building good for the environment, but it also can save money in the long run.

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