The largest speculative industrial ‘Green’ building in the world; marks second LEED Gold building within Southern California Logistics Centre

Stirling Capital Investments announced it has achieved its second LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). This time for Distribution Centre 1 (DC1), a one million-square-foot industrial distribution building constructed within Southern California Logistics Centre (SCLC) in Victorville, Calif. In March, Stirling Capital received its first LEED Gold certification for Distribution Centre 13A, a 296,490-square-foot industrial facility, marking the first ever LEED-certified project of any kind in the High Desert region of Southern California. Adding to the significance of the achievement, according to USGBC records, DC1 is the largest speculative industrial ‘green’ building in the world and the second largest LEED Gold industrial building on the planet.

‘Receiving our second LEED Gold certification is an honor and another milestone in the progression of sustainable industrial development at Southern California Logistics Centre. We will continue to pursue LEED certification on new development to offer tenants and the community top quality, sustainable buildings that provide tenants with health and safety benefits and direct cost savings,’ said Brian Parno, vice president with Stirling Capital Investments, master developer of SCLC. ‘DC1 uses approximately 48.5% less energy than a baseline facility potentially saving a tenant over $275,000 per year in energy costs alone.’

DC1 sits on approximately 46 acres and is the largest building constructed to date as part of Phase I development of SCLC totaling more than 6.5 million square feet of facilities. Upon completion, SCLC will total approximately 60 million square feet of commercial and industrial development to accommodate future warehousing and logistics operations.

Some of the sustainable features that are part of DC1’s LEED Gold status include: reduced-flow electronic valve restroom fixtures and drought-tolerant landscaping to reduce water use by over 40% on indoor plumbing and over 70% on landscaping. Energy-saving strategies include three% skylights with daylight harvesting, improved building envelope and energy efficient HVAC and lighting equipment.

‘The strength of USGBC has always been the collective strength of our leaders in the building industry,’ said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO & founding chair, US Green Building Council. ‘Given the extraordinary importance of our climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Stirling Capital Investments demonstrates their leadership through their LEED certification of Distribution Centre 1.’

DC1 features 32’ clear height, 179 dock doors, extra large concrete truck courts from 185’ to 383’, 328 parking stalls, approximately 405 additional trailer parking spaces, ESFR sprinklers and a fenced yard.