ML: Anheuser-Busch Warehouse, Hunts Point, South Bronx

The $40 million,167,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility on Hunts Point in the South Bronx received funding from EPA to convert its truck fleet to biodiesel and is seeking a LEED rating from USGBC.

Anheuser-Busch broke ground last September on a 167,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility on Hunts Point in the South Bronx. The $40 million, project is seeking an unspecified level of LEED certification and should open up sometime in October. The warehouse will sit on the site of a former brownfield and is supported by a pile foundation system; soils at the site are extremely unstable and the piles are necessary to brace the heavy traffic from Anheuser-Busch’s local fleet of 70 freight trucks. Specific green features also include a graywater irrigation system and native landscaping across the warehouse’s 13.5 acres.

Earlier today, the company also announced that it will convert its truck fleet to biodiesel, as well as install filtration systems on 20 percent (15 trucks) of its New York City vehicles thanks to a $150,000 grant from the EPA.

The design-build project team for the warehouse facility included Bohler Engineering (which also worked closely with FEMA to address tidal flood issues given the site’s location adjacent to the confluence of the East River and Long Island Sound) and Milric Construction Corp.

ML is short for our weekly Monday LEEDoff™ column, which typically profiles a different LEED project generally in (but not limited to) the New York City area. You can access an archive of profiled projects via this link.

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