The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Fullmer Construction's Global Access Lot 1 in Victorville, Calif., Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
Lot 1 is a one-million-square-foot speculative industrial distribution facility. The LEED Gold certification qualifies the facility as the largest speculative green industry facility in the world and the first LEED-certified project in southern California's High Desert region, according to Fullmer.
Fullmer estimated that the green building will consume approximately 49 percent less energy than a comparable baseline facility, netting tenants about $250,000 per year in energy cost savings. Some of the building's sustainable features include reduced-flow, electronic valve restroom fixtures, and drought-tolerant landscaping helping the facility curb indoor water waste by about 40 percent and outdoor water waste by more than 70 percent. Energy-saving strategies include 3 percent skylights with daylight harvesting, improved building envelope, and energy-efficient heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning. Energy-efficient lighting also is a feature.