Beech-Nut facility achieves LEED certification

CITY OF AMSTERDAM, N.Y. — Baby food brand Beech-Nut announced that its new facility has earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute.

The $124 million facility, which serves as Beech-Nut's headquarters and production plant, opened in June 2010 and was designed to achieve LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use. Facility features and highlights include:

  • Annual energy savings equal to the energy demands of more than 2,000 people;

  • Water conservation equal to what a city of 10,000 people would consume;

  • Reduction in waste water discharge equal to the discharge of 10,000 people;

  • Open floor plan that allows natural light to flow through the building; and

  • Maintenance-free landscaping that thrives in the local environment.