September 20, 2016 – We care about our customers, our employees, our communities and our role as a business, working every day to help create a better world to live in. That’s why we worked to make sure our new distribution center and regional headquarters in Moreno Valley, California, was environmentally sustainable.
Because of this, we’re proud to announce that our Moreno Valley facility has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)!
To meet LEED Gold standards, ALDI partnered with architects, engineers and Graycor Construction Company to help design and build the Moreno Valley distribution center and regional headquarters. LEED Gold buildings consume a quarter less energy and generate 34 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions. And throughout construction of the Moreno Valley warehouse, we diverted more than 90 percent of its waste to be recycled, composted or re-purposed.
The new Moreno Valley facility also has a number of sustainable building features:
- Renewable energy from on-site solar panels that provide 60 percent of the electricity at the ALDI Moreno Valley regional headquarters and warehouse.
- Ammonia refrigeration system which is a naturally-occurring element and highly energy-efficient.
- Electric vehicle charging stations and bicycle racks that promote the use of greener methods of transportation.
- Water efficient landscaping and plumbing.
We believe in acting with integrity and dedicating ourselves to reducing our environmental impact. From recycling and using solar power to building environmentally-friendly warehouses and stores, we’re doing our part to be a more sustainable business. For more information about our Corporate Responsibility efforts, visit https://corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate-responsibility.