IDI's Tampa Facility Designed to Receive LEED® Certification
Tampa (June 25, 2008) -- Madison Business Center Building D, a 146,825-square-foot warehouse and distribution center, is the first industrial facility in the Tampa area designed to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification. The facility is expected to receive certification upon completion in second-quarter 2009. Currently in the design phase, construction on the facility is expected to begin in September 2008.
The LEED designation will mark an important milestone for IDI’s Florida Region, which is taking part in IDI’s company-wide sustainability initiatives. LEED is the USGBC’s program that establishes the standards for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and high-performing buildings.
“As a company, IDI is committed to increasing our green practices over the long term and we’re proud to offer Tampa its first sustainable, Class-A industrial space,” said Scott Helms, senior vice president and regional development officer in IDI’s South Florida office. “Tampa has continued to show a low vacancy rate and lack of sufficient Class-A space. Madison Business Center Building D will provide much needed inventory alongside its LEED-related benefits.”
Located in Tampa, FL, the Madison Business Center site is in the southeastern corridor of Hillsborough County directly off US Highway 41, south of Interstate 4 and west of Interstate 75. Situated approximately 15 minutes from downtown Tampa Bay, five minutes from the Tampa Bay port and 30 minutes from the airport, the location is the primary industrial corridor for the Tampa Bay market.
The new building will be a replacement for the existing 147,197-square-foot Madison Building E, which has been leased in its entirety by American Tire Distributors. It will feature 30-foot clear-height ceilings and rear-loading accessibility.
Some of Madison Business Center Building D’s sustainable features will include:
- White TPO roofing, which reduces the “heat island effect” and lowers warehouse temperatures by 10 to 15 degrees on hot summer days
- Irrigation design reducing water consumption by over 50 percent
- Use of at least 20 percent recycled content materials during construction
- Use of at least 20 percent local/regional materials for construction
- Low-emitting adhesives, sealants, and coatings for improved air quality and employee health
- Natural-area and tree preservation in areas surrounding the facility
- A construction waste-recycling program, which will divert 50 percent of construction waste to recycling facilities during building construction
Said Helms, “A large part of our sustainable design revolves around preservation, including the use of water and energy conservation techniques. But, we also feel a responsibility to conserve construction materials throughout the process, which is why one-fifth of the project will be developed using recycled steel and other building materials.”
IDI completed construction on Madison Business Center Building A, a 385,619-square-foot facility, in May 2008. Upon completion, Madison Business Center will feature five buildings totaling nearly one million square feet.
Atlanta-based IDI (www.idi.com) is a full-service industrial real estate company with eight regional development offices. With a single focus on industrial real estate, IDI provides unmatched development, leasing, investment and property management services. IDI’s state-of-the-art warehouse, distribution and light-manufacturing facilities enable clients to improve employee productivity, reduce operational costs and achieve global supply-chain efficiencies. To date, IDI has developed more than 115 million square feet of space across North America for a growing roster of international clients. Subsidiary IDI Services Group (www.idisg.com) provides comprehensive property management, leasing and construction management services.