American distribution centre maker commits to design to LEEd standards in the US

The world’s largest owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities has signed up to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for all new development currently in design or planning stage.

ProLogis, headquartered in Denver, controls 44.9 million m 2 of industrial space in 105 countries throughout the world. The firm is pursuing LEED certification for its 1.07m 2 of space which is under development in the US.

“We see a growing preference among customers to lease space in building s that have been developed with environmental efficiency in mind,” said global construction MD, Jack Rizzo. “We have half the credits required for basic LEED certification and we are confident our new sustainable warehouse construction guidelines will help secure the additional credits needed.”

ProLogis leases industrial space to manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises with large-scale distribution needs. It manages more than $34.4 billion (£17.6 billion) of assets.

LEED was developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1995.