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Frito-Lay Distribution Center

Providing design services for one of the first two LEED Gold certified buildings in New York State

  • LEED

    Gold Certified

  • 40K

    Square Feet

  • Rochester, New York

    Rochester, New York

A living laboratory to be closely monitored to identify cost-effective strategies for replication at other sites

When Frito-Lay wanted to shorten distribution-related drive distances and reduce costs and environmental impacts, they set out to design a new distribution center. But, with an eye on replicating sustainable strategies at other locations, they also wanted the center to explore innovative green design. Stantec provided architecture and engineering services in association with William McDonough & Partners for the design of this LEED® 2.1 Gold food distribution warehouse and office facility.

The design showcases an array of strategies and systems that reduce energy consumption dramatically, circulate and clean air and water, and serve as a prototype for efficient, intelligent, green commercial buildings. The design process also addressed the client’s existing facility standards with assessment of cost/benefit and system paybacks.

The center is Frito-Lay’s first exclusively green, environmentally friendly building and delivers resource conservation through innovations in renewable energy, alternate lighting, energy efficiency standards, and environmentally intelligent choices.

At a Glance

Stantec / William McDonough & Partners
AIA, Rochester, NY Chapter, Design Awards, Merit Award, Green Architecture
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/NY), Engineering Excellence, Diamond Award

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