Missouri headquarters in Missouri now LEED certified
IESI Corporation’s new Missouri headquarters
was recently named the first waste hauling facility in Missouri
to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Built using tilt-up techniques and steel, the facility incorporates
many environmentally-friendly features such as water-efficient
landscaping and plumbing systems; significant window use and
skylight use to facilitate as much natural lighting as possible;
low-volatile organic compounds (VOC) interior finish materials,
including carpets, adhesives, and paints; elements encouraging
the use of alternative transportation, such as bicycles or hybrid
vehicles; and methods to reduce the heat island effect, including
construction of a white roof.
With two 550 gallon oil tanks inside the shop and one 2,000 gallon
storage tank outside the shop, IESI anticipates the system will
save an estimated $3,000 annually on heating bills, and approximately
3,600-5,000 gallons of used oil will be recycled annually in
With a large amount of construction materials regionally sourced,
IESI significantly reduced hauling transportation impact and
pollution. Regionally sourced materials also provided an economic
benefit to the St. Louis area. Furthermore, the project re-purposed
and diverted a significant amount of generated construction waste
away from area landfills.
The 17,200 sq. ft. building includes office space, 3 drive-through
fleet service bays and a drive-through fleet wash bay.