SOURCE: Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Company

November 20, 2014 07:30 ET

Tractor Supply Company's Store Support Center Awarded LEED® Silver Certification

BRENTWOOD, TN--(Marketwired - November 20, 2014) - Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that the Company's new Store Support Center in Brentwood, Tennessee, has achieved LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification is awarded for buildings that are energy efficient and environmentally sustainable in design and operation. 

"Achieving LEED Silver certification for our new Store Support Center demonstrates our strong commitment, through our Stewardship Program, to environmental sustainability," said Greg Sandfort, President and Chief Executive Officer. "From the early design phase all the way through the construction and operation of the building, we have taken steps to reduce the impact of our Store Support Center on the environment and are very pleased with the end result. This highly efficient and functional building will reduce energy costs and meet the needs of our company for many years to come."

Clean, renewable solar energy was also incorporated into the design of the new 260,000 square-foot facility. A solar array consisting of 165 panels was installed on the roof of the building that generates up to 50 kilowatts of electricity. This system, along with a similar system installed earlier this year at the Company's store in nearby Hendersonville, Tenn., represent the first solar projects in the Company's history and are expected to generate clean power for the next 25 to 30 years. 

Tractor Supply was able to build the new Store Support Center to the LEED Silver standard by incorporating a number of environmentally friendly features, including:

  • Energy efficient design and heating/cooling systems;
  • Water saving plumbing and irrigation systems;
  • Recycled and regionally sourced building materials;
  • Low-emitting materials for all adhesives, paints, carpet systems and composite materials; and
  • Low mercury lamps and LED lighting.

The new facility is expected to reduce energy costs by 19 percent compared with baseline code requirements and reduce potable water usage by 40 percent indoors and 60 percent outdoors (irrigation). During the construction process, an estimated 87 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills.

The facility was designed by Hastings Architecture Associates and its sustainability division, greenStudio. Brasfield & Gorrie served as the general contractor, and Eakin Partners was the development consultant for the project.

For more information on Tractor Supply's environmental sustainability efforts through its Stewardship Program, please visit www.TractorSupply.com.

About Tractor Supply Company
At September 27, 2014, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,361 stores in 48 states. The Company's stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

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