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CenterPoint Earns LEED Certification for 226 GSP Logistics Parkway in Greer, South Carolina

GREER, SC — CenterPoint Properties announces 226 GSP Logistics Parkway in Greer, South Carolina has been LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

“Our team delivered on CenterPoint’s mission to build and reposition properties that not only have the modern amenities today’s industrial tenants need, but also give them long-term savings through myriad environmental upgrades,” said Brian Hollings, CenterPoint Vice President of Development.

Over the past year, CenterPoint instituted a number of energy and cost-saving upgrades to the 271,890-square-foot distribution facility to achieve LEED certification, including:

  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan measures to reduce sedimentation of local waterways and stormwater runoff
  • Reflective roof membrane to reduce heat island effect
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping and high-efficiency irrigation and controls
  • Reduced parking footprint and preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
  • High-efficiency plumbing fixtures
  • High-efficiency LED interior and exterior lighting
  • Efficient building envelope and enhanced HVAC controls
  • Renewable Energy Credits to offset 600 percent of the facility’s estimated energy use
  • Fundamental commissioning to ensure proper design, installation, and operation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
  • Low-emitting construction materials and finishes
  • A construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan
  • Occupant thermal comfort design in compliance with ASHRAE Standard 55-2017

The LEED certification upgrade project reached the following milestones:

  • 80 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills
  • 24 percent energy cost savings
  • 35 percent reduction in indoor potable water use
  • 71 percent reduction in outdoor potable water use
  • 17 percent of building materials were from regional sources
  • 15 percent of building materials were recycled content

“This is CenterPoint’s 14th LEED-certified property, further demonstrating our commitment to offering our current and future tenants the benefits of environmentally sound, sustainable and high-performance facilities,” said Elena Daniel, CenterPoint Vice President of ESG and Corporate Affairs.

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