TUCSON – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, recently broke ground on a new facility in Tucson, Ariz., that is expected to be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) specifications after completion in the spring of 2012. The building will be Graybar’s first-ever LEED certified facility and will house its Tucson operations.
The 55,000 square-foot facility will feature many green technologies that Graybar distributes to its customers including solar panels, energy-efficient lighting, an electric vehicle charging station and daylight harvesting dimming systems. The facility also features landscaping that is water-efficient and reduces surface heat.
“Over the past several years we have taken significant steps toward implementing sustainable solutions in our operations and for our customers,” said Larry Giglio, Graybar’s senior vice president, operations. “This facility will not only showcase sustainable solutions but will also demonstrate Graybar’s commitment to preserving the environment.”