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12-03-2012 Urban Outfitters gets LEED Silver Certification

Urban Outfitters gets LEED Silver Certification

Urban’s new LEED Silver certified west coast distribution center, located in Reno, NV, is an internet fulfillment center built to accommodate the company’s rapid growth as it serves the West Coast market in North America. The project consists of a 462,720 square foot industrial warehouse incorporating a high-tech material handling equipment (MHE) system as well as tenant improvements for administration/office and shipping / receiving areas. As a very large structure with a required clear height of 38′-0″ within the warehouse area, the building facade needed to be addressed in scale both horizontally and vertically through the creative use of materials, color and texture. The structure was sited with the truck courts and docks facing south for maximum sun exposure to help minimize the accumulation of winter precipitation.