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General Motors Dealer Facilities Bill Hepburn & Gary Laundroche. Example: LaFontaine Buick – Pontiac - GMC – Cadillac. Located in Highland, Michigan 63,000 SF facility Pursuing a LEED “Gold” certification. Would be one of the first Gold certified dealerships in USA

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General motors dealer facilities bill hepburn gary laundroche

General Motors Dealer FacilitiesBill Hepburn & Gary Laundroche

Example lafontaine buick pontiac gmc cadillac
Example:LaFontaine Buick – Pontiac - GMC – Cadillac

  • Located in Highland, Michigan

  • 63,000 SF facility

  • Pursuing a LEED “Gold” certification.

  • Would be one of the first Gold certified dealerships in USA

  • Dealers are independent businesses.

Short term goals
Short Term Goals

  • Assist our dealers:

    • Reduce energy use & cost

    • Develop a competitive advantage in the market place

    • Market & sell vehicles to environmentally conscious consumers

      • Expect an increase in sales

    • Improve image in the community

      • Part of solution – Not part of the problem

      • Stimulate local economies with regional materials

    • “Do the right thing”

Long term goals
Long Term Goals

  • Assist our dealers:

    • Reduce negative impact on the environment

    • Reduce long term lifecycle cost

    • Reduce the impact of spikes in energy cost

    • Help the local community

    • Be a good corporate citizen

Barriers to success
Barriers to Success

  • Decision to go for LEED certification made too late in process

  • Project team including Architect, Contractors and Suppliers lacked LEED knowledge and experience at onset of project

    • Steep learning curve & sub education needed

    • Additional coordination efforts needed

  • General perception cost of construction would be considerably higher

    • Industry executives recently estimated 13-18%* incremental cost

  • Perception more difficult to build

  • General belief LEED is cost prohibitive

    * As reported by Market Barometer, Turner Construction

Business case for sustainability
Business Case for Sustainability

  • Economic Benefits:

    • Reduced utility cost 2-30 %*

    • Improved employee productivity 2-16%*

    • Reduce total lifecycle cost over 20 years**

    • Sales & marketing benefits

    • Tax deductions & energy credits

  • Health & Community Benefits

    • Easier community permitting & less red tape

      in some cases

  • Environmental Benefits

* As reported by US Green Building Council (USGBC)

** As reported “The Cost of Green Revisited” Davis Langdon, July 2007

Best practices lessons learned
Best Practices & Lessons Learned

  • Make decision to go for LEED certification early in process

    • Before site selection

  • Assemble a team of LEED accredited

    professionals with experience in designing

    & building “Green” buildings

  • LEED is about more than “Green” – it’s

    about sustainability for generations to come

Sustainability at pepsico

Sustainability at PepsiCo

Tim Carey

Profile of pepsico

Global Food and Beverage Company

Over $35 Billion in Revenue, more than $6 Billion in Profit

17 billion-dollar brands

Major Operating Sectors

PepsiCo Americas Foods

(Frito Lay, Quaker Foods and Snacks)

PepsiCo Americas Beverages

(Pepsi Cola, Gatorade, Tropicana)

PepsiCo International

Profile of PepsiCo

Our evolution
Our Evolution

Phase I – Environmental:

  • Reduce environmental impact by improving PepsiCo’s operational effectiveness and eco-efficiency

  • Strengthen corporate environmental governance mechanisms

  • Enhance external communications and transparency

    Phase II – Social:

  • Through engagement, address key social issues local and global. AIDS/HIV, child labor, safety

    Phase III – Integration:

  • Full integration of the three legs of sustainability into all decision making

Phase 3

Phase 2

Phase 1








Environmental platforms

Energy and Water

Environmental Platforms

Resource Conservation

2010 Goals = 30% reduction over 2004

To date savings: PepsiCo-Chicago

-- 1 billion gallons water

-- 520,000 equivalent bbl’s of oil

-- 386 million KWHs

Technology Development

- Faster product lines

- On-Site Bottle Delivery

- Waterless Rinsing

  • World Class Conservation

  • Largest LEED Bev Sites in World

  • Largest Energy Credits in World

  • Energy Star “Partner of Year”

  • (4) LEED Sites

  • - Facility Efficiency

  • - Process Innovation

  • - Sustainability Education

Leed certification
LEED Certification

Blue Ridge Gatorade Plant, 2nd Largest Food /Beverage

LEED Site in the World – LEED Gold – April 2007


PepsiCo Chicago Headquarters will be the first PepsiCo office to achieve LEED Certification – JUL’08


Tolleson, AZ Gatorade Plant


Pryor, OK Gatorade Plant, Largest Food/Beverage LEED site in the World – April 2008 -- LEED GOLD

Central Florida Gatorade DC

LEED GOLD – ca 2009

Example projects facilities
Example Projects – Facilities

Photovoltaics—Fullerton Warehouse

  • Capture Sun’s energy 

    convert to electricity

  • Warehouse will be off-grid during peak hours (11AM to 3PM)

  • Start-up May 2008

  • Target savings ~1,000 barrels of oil/year

Example projects manufacturing
Example Projects – Manufacturing

Nearly 63mm Gallons of Juice Storage

Tropicana Unit Train backhaul program

Modified storage and transportation methods

  • Significant decrease in operating costs

  • Reduced electrical consumption

  • Reduced waste water discharge and treatment costs

  • Significantly reduced GHG emissions