To achieve its goals for strategic growth, The Coca-Cola Company is consolidating multiple facilities to a new, state of the art, and sustainable distribution center in Central New Jersey. With proximity to major interstate highways and access to the seaports, the facility reinforces the increasing industrial activity in the regional market.
The new facility also aligns with the company’s corporate values of sustainability. It will use at least 20 percent less energy than a comparable building type through strategic sustainable design measures. Insulated precast wall panels will improve the thermal performance of the building envelope and required less time and energy for construction. Perimeter clerestory windows and daylighting tubes with daylighting sensors reduce the need for artificial lighting during daytime building operations. Energy-efficient, hi-bay fluorescent light fixtures will operate on occupancy sensors. Water efficient plumbing fixtures will reduce water usage by 35 percent of U.S. EPA standards, and a white-colored roof will mitigate heat island effect. Interior finishes will include both renewable and regionally-manufactured materials.
With a fast-paced construction schedule of one year, Coca-Cola’s new facility exemplifies an economic, efficient, sustainable, and high-performance design solution.