Located in Delhi, La., the Lamb Weston Delhi Processing Facility recently received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This building is the first LEED Platinum certified frozen food manufacturing facility in the world.
“This LEED Platinum rating is really the icing on the cake for a well-designed sustainable project,” said Patrick Leonard, green building consultant, LEED AP, Paladino and Company. “LEED was used as a back check to validate the sustainable strategies implemented during design and construction. The Platinum rating is the positive outcome of our team’s focus on balancing the project’s impacts to the planet, employees and the community, and Lamb Weston’s bottom line.” Source: ConAgra Foods
Eco-friendly features used during the design and construction of the facility include an extensive climate control system that also improves worker safety, low-VOC carpeting, eco-friendly cleaning products, a biogas system that will reduce the plant’s natural gas use, 100+ acres of dedicated open space on site, and priority parking for low-emission vehicles.