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Skechers gets LEED Gold

The U.S. Green Building Council presented the Highland Fairview-Skechers Logistics Facility the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification at a ceremony on February 22.

The 1.8 million sq.ft. facility is the largest building of its kind in the United States to receive the honor.

The global logistics center, which serves as the North American distribution headquarters for Skechers USA, incorporates Highland Fairview’s Complete Life Cycle approach to sustainable development which includes extensive use of recycled construction building materials, the latest technology in irrigation and water utilization, storm water treatment, advanced solar power generation systems, and advanced environmentally-friendly materials to name a few. The facility also makes extensive use of parabolic skylights to increase natural lighting in all areas, low water-use fixtures, and recycled water repurposed for irrigation.

The Highland Fairview-Skechers Logistics Center has become a landmark in the area and is known for its design. With 1.8 million sq.ft. of space, the global logistics center is the first building in a planned eco-friendly logistics campus that will add thousands of new jobs to the area over the coming years.