KeHE’s first LEED-certified distribution center is now up and running in Colorado. The new state-of-the-art 270,000-square-foot facility in Aurora, near Denver, joins KeHE’s network of 17 distribution centers that provide natural, organic and specialty products to natural food stores, grocery stores and other specialty retailers throughout North America.
With LEED Gold certification, the facility employs energy-efficient practices throughout its operations, from water heaters and HVAC to sky lights and lighting controls. The new site also features LED lighting, recycled packaging material and software devices to monitor electric usage. Nearly 80,000 square feet of freezer and cooler space accommodates an increasing range of fresh perimeter products to meet market demand.