KeHE Distributors, Naperville, Ill., opened the doors to its new LEED Gold-certified distribution center in Aurora, Colo.

The 270,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility joins KeHE’s network of 17 distribution centers that provide natural, organic and specialty products to natural food stores, grocery stores and other specialty retailers throughout North America.

“Our new site demonstrates our commitment to serving a geographically diverse customer base and employing innovative practices and sustainability measures that enhance our operations,” says Brandon Barnholt, president and CEO. “It’s another exciting step in our journey as a Certified B Corp. and as a trusted supplier to our customers.”

The facility employs energy efficient practices such as HVAC skylights and lighting controls, water heaters, LED lighting, recycled packaging material, software devices that monitor electricity usage and 80,000-square-foot freezer and cooler space.