Norfolk Southern’s Birmingham Regional intermodal facility at McCalla, Ala., received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, according to the Norfolk, Va.-based transportation company.
“LEED certification of our new McCalla intermodal building, along with other design features of this and other facilities on our Crescent Corridor rail improvement project, underscores Norfolk Southern’s commitment to a sustainable business strategy benefiting our customers and the communities we serve,” says Blair Wimbush, vice president real estate and corporate sustainability officer.
Favorable environmental impacts include energy and water conservation, waste reduction, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improved indoor environmental health. Plus, the McCalla facility is equipped with low-emission cranes and hostler tractors. It also features advanced gate and terminal automation technology that shortens wait time for trucks entering the terminal, improving driver productivity and air quality.