Legislative sentiment presented to Poland Spring for LEED certification

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Rep. Tom Saviello (left) and Rep. Jarrod Crockett (right) visited Poland Spring’s Kingfield bottling plant to present Cameron Lorrain, the bottling plant manager, with a Legislative Sentiment recognizing the Kingfield facility for achieving LEED Gold status.

KINGFIELD – Rep. Jarrod Crockett (District 91) and Rep. Thomas Saviello (District 90) recently presented a Legislative Sentiment from the 124th Legislature of the State of Maine to honor Poland Spring’s Kingfield bottling plant LEED Gold Certification. Cameron Lorrain, Kingfield plant manger, accepted the sentiment on behalf of Poland Spring.

The company’s newest bottling facility in Kingfield, built in 2008, received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(R) (LEED) Gold certification earlier this year, making it the first manufacturing facility in Maine to receive LEED Gold status. LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building performs across various sustainability metrics, including energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, and stewardship of resources.

“We are honored to receive this sentiment and proud to be Maine’s first manufacturing facility to earn the LEED Gold standard,” said Cameron Lorrain, Poland Spring’s Kingfield Plant Manager. “Building a LEED-certified factory is completely in line with Poland Spring’s commitment to the environment and sustainability. It is the right thing to do and is a great example of what our company stands for.”

“This achievement is a testament to Poland Spring’s environmental leadership in Maine. I am proud to have this state of the art, environmentally sustainable manufacturing plant so close to my district,” said Saviello. “Poland Spring’s responsible water use, along with their commitment to hiring locally and contributions to the community make them an ideal corporate citizen.”

“I love to see efficiency, the use of a natural resource in a responsible way, creating new jobs, while at the same time being a company that is a great community partner,” Crockett added.

Kingfield’s LEED Gold is Poland Spring’s second LEED certified facility in Maine, joining the Hollis warehouse expansion, which earned LEED Silver in October 2009. Poland Spring has committed to building all new construction to LEED specifications.

Thanks to its environmentally conscious design, the LEED Gold certified Kingfield facility:
• Saves 70.4 million BTU’s of energy each year.

• Conserves approximately 140,000 gallons of water a year.

• Recycled or diverted approximately 91% or 1,478 tons of construction waste from landfill disposal, or the equivalent weight of 850 cars.

Kingfield’s green building features include:
• Salvaged and recycled materials were used in the structural timbers, bead board and floorboards.

• A minimum of 20 percent of the other building materials used were extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site.

• At least 35 percent of the building’s calculated electricity comes from either wind, solar or low impact hydroelectric.

• Energy efficient windows provide daylight, reducing the need for artificial lighting.

• Solar Reflectance roofing materials used to reduce the roof’s temperature, decreasing the demand for air conditioning in the warm months.

• Climate control sensors monitor and regulate heat and air conditioning.

• Indigenous plants were used to create a water efficient landscape.

• A storm water management plan controls 100 percent of storm water to minimize runoff and protect nearby streams.

• Preferred parking for car pools, and the addition of bicycle storage and changing rooms encourages employees to use those modes of transportation.

• In addition to the use of recycled materials in the actual building construction, more than 75 percent of the non-hazardous construction and demolition debris was recycled or salvaged.

• Like all of Poland Spring plants, the Kingfield plant recycles more than 90 percent of its waste stream.

• Rest rooms contain water efficient fixtures to reduce water usage.

• The plant is cleaned using green products and practices.

• The facility does not contain ozone-depleting refrigerant or fire suppressants. (CFCs, HCFCs or Halons)

Poland Spring’s parent company, Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), was the first beverage manufacturer to build plants in America with LEED certification and is the leading U.S. food and beverage manufacturer in LEED plants. There are now nine NWNA bottling facility nationwide to have earned certification, including two with Gold certification, four with Silver certification, and one with full LEED certification.

For more information about Poland Spring in Maine visit www.PolandSpringWorksforMaine.com.

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