Jack Scalisi Wholesale Fruit & Produce
Our LEED™ Certified Facility
The Jack Scalisi Wholesale Fruit & Produce Distribution Facility is State of the Art, Green, and Leed Certified
Architecture and Design by Studio Schiff
LEED, an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green building, homes and neighborhoods.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is intended to help building owners and operators find and implement ways to be environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. Started in 1998, LEED standards have been applied to more than 7,000 projects in the United States and 30 countries, covering more than 1.501 billion square feet (140 km²) of development area.
The goal of the LEED 2009 performance credit system is to allocate points “based on the potential environmental impacts and human benefits of each credit. To weigh these impacts the USGBC relies upon the environmental impact categories of the EPA’s Tools for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI) as a basis for weighting each credit.
Points are distributed across major credit categories such as Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality. LEED certified buildings are intended to use resources more efficiently when compared to conventional buildings. They often provide healthier work and living environments, which contributes to higher productivity and improved employee health and comfort. The US Green Building Council has compiled a long list of benefits of implementing a LEED strategy, which ranges from improving air and water quality to reducing solid waste, benefiting owners, occupiers, and society as a whole.
Scalisi Produce is currently LEED registered and has a LEED Gold rating of 79 points. The Scalisi Produce facility was constructed utilizing recycled building materials, recycled furniture and fixtures, solar energy and lighting, and recaptured water. We will continue to reduce the impact on the environment by consistently recycling consumables, supplying livestock and farm animals with unusable vegetation, and continually monitoring our impact on the environment through our ongoing commitment to leave a lighter carbon footprint for future generations.