PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Facility in Azov, Russia, Earns LEED® Certification
PRNewswire reports that PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay manufacturing facility in Azov, Russia, has been awarded LEED® Silver by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The manufacturing facility is the first site in PepsiCo''s European network to receive the prestigious LEED certification for New Construction/Major Renovation, bringing the total number of LEED certified PepsiCo facilities around the world to 27. LEED certification is an internationally recognized distinction for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. To achieve LEED certification, the Azov facility boasts a number of impressive sustainability results including: more than 18 percent projected energy savings; more than 40 percent projected water savings for installed plumbing fixtures; 100 percent reduction in potable water use for landscape irrigation; high performance electric lighting and daylighting for more than 75 percent of the building spaces; increased ventilation rates and low toxic materials for improved air quality; and occupant control of lighting, temperature and indoor environment.