US Foods opens Solar-powered, Energy Efficient Distribution facility in California

June 28, 2022
Approximately 40% to 50% of the building’s energy requirements are expected to be met by solar installations, taking place later. Other installations that contribute to reducing the environmental impact of the facility’s operations include LED lighting

US Foods Holding Corp. is opening what the company touted as its most environmentally sustainable distribution facility in Sacramento.

The 355,000 square-foot facility is the firm’s 70th distribution facility and customer engagement training center. The state-of-the-art facility has fleet maintenance operations, foodservice products, a demonstration kitchen and a training center.

Approximately 40% to 50% of the building’s energy requirements are expected to be met by solar installations, taking place later this year. Other installations that contribute to reducing the environmental impact of the facility’s operations include energy-saving LED lighting, environmentally-optimized HVAC systems, water-saving landscaping and refrigeration systems which do not use water.

Additionally, the firm is adding 27 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks, expanding its fleet to 75 active CNG trucks fueled by Renewable Natural Gas. There is an onsite fueling station for the fleet.

US Foods has transitioned its entire fleet to RNG at its Vista, Corona, Livermore and La Mirada locations in California to RD fuel earlier this year.

Renewable diesel has an over 65% lower carbon intensity rating than traditional diesel as per the California Air Resources Board’s life cycle analysis of carbon intensities using the CA-GREET model.