Working to ensure that all newly constructed and retrofitted rental locations are efficient and sustainable.
The Enterprise sustainable construction initiatives provide a standard set of design and management guidelines for all new construction and facility retrofit projects to help advance the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and smart business.
Since 2010, we have completed thousands of retrofit and new construction projects, including more than $60 million in FY2015 in sustainable upgrades and construction projects at our airport branches. This includes making investments in sustainable construction materials, installing more energy-efficient site and canopy lighting, and upgrading signage to LED technology.
Featured projects include:
Opened in 2010, the O’Hare location is the car rental industry's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified independent rental facility and our company's third LEED-certified facility. A significant percentage of the materials used in construction of the facility were from regional sources to reduce carbon emissions associated with transporting materials. Other sustainable features, which have reduced the facility's water use by 22 percent and energy use by 15 percent include:
- A "green" roof system that provides a habitat for native plants.
- Storm water detention/retention systems to reduce discharge into downstream watercourses.
- Energy-efficient lighting.
- A system for recycling car wash water.
Enterprise Fleet Management LEED Certified Building
In FY2015, we completed several exceptional sustainable construction projects.
In St. Louis, Enterprise Fleet Management’s new office received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s green building rating program – the second-highest LEED certification available.
The building was certified, in part, for:
- Being built on previously developed land to reduce the impact on virgin ground.
- Installing low-flow fixtures that reduce the building’s water use by 46 percent.
- Using LED lighting fixtures that reduce the electricity used for lighting by 56 percent.
- Recycling and repurposing 92 percent of construction waste, reducing the amount of material sent to landfills.
In FY2016, Enterprise opened our 160,000-square-foot Shared Services facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The project repurposed and retrofitted an anchor store in the former Tulsa Eastland Mall. Numerous sustainable design features incorporated throughout the project helped to earn LEED Gold Certification, including:
- Water-efficient landscaping designed to reduce water consumption and achieve a 35-percent overall reduction in water use, limiting impact on local aquifers.
- Thermal comfort features and controls that work to improve indoor air quality, including advanced ventilation controls and HEPA filtration for the title vault and license plate storage rooms.
- A 54-percent reduction in electric power used for lighting, reducing the environmental impact of using energy supplied from coal-fired power plants.
- Recycling 85 percent of the project construction materials to reduce impact on landfills.
- Use of locally sourced construction materials to reduce transportation impacts.