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Southwest region president Kim Snyder says Prologis has embraced LEED—not just building to the standard, but having LEED-certified construction managers who know how to work the paperwork a little more efficiently. “Calgreen holds you to that standard anyway, “so a few extra bucks thrown at it will get you the certification.” At the same time, he points to a dichotomy in the firm’s approaches: With the older, Class-B buildings at its Port complex, it’s tough to go LEED without the tenants’ cooperation because their TI dollars are See more +
Southwest region president Kim Snyder says Prologis has embraced LEED—not just building to the standard, but having LEED-certified construction managers who know how to work the paperwork a little more efficiently. “Calgreen holds you to that standard anyway, “so a few extra bucks thrown at it will get you the certification.” At the same time, he points to a dichotomy in the firm’s approaches: With the older, Class-B buildings at its Port complex, it’s tough to go LEED without the tenants’ cooperation because their TI dollars are going to go to less build-out but a higher quality, more sustainable finish. But new development is built to LEED at an absolute minimum “and then we take it up from there.” See less -

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