KDW constructed the first LEED Certified manufacturing facility in the State of Texas for Accredo Packaging. KDW adheres to LEED qualifications and design/builds with sustainability and functionality at the forefront of their building designs. KDW considers energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, T5 lighting, daylight harvesting, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
LEED was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
Accredo – Phase I
KDW constructed the first LEED Silver Certified manufacturing facility in the State of Texas for Accredo Packaging. The goal was for the facility to be awarded Silver LEED status. The 169,000 sq ft facility is located in Sugar Land, Texas and sits on 14.7 acres.
KDW constructed the first LEED Certified chemical distribution facility in the United States for C.O. Global Corporation. The facility is located in Westfair Business Park in Houston, Texas and sits on 4.4 acres.
TAM International World Headquarters
Achieving LEED certification status is geared towards commercial and institutional type construction projects. However, the KDW team designed and developed TAM's manufacturing facility to achieve LEED Silver accreditation.
KDW also realizes that climate impacts building practices including LEED guidelines and that is why we take great care in selecting “green” products and practices that are applicable to the climatic conditions in any one particular area. For example, products and building techniques used in desert-type conditions may not be practical for the Houston area, and vice versa. KDW is extremely practical and knowledgeable when making building product recommendations for a particular state or area.