Buyers Edge Platform, a Waltham, Mass.-based restaurant and foodservice procurement platform, announced plans to open a new office in the EcoCentre Building in Lake Worth Beach, Fla.

The EcoCentre is considered a “living building” that incorporates natural living systems and green technologies designed to save energy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and water consumption and create an overall healthier environment.

“The EcoCentre is a one-of-a-kind space that places as much attention on fostering a clean physical environment as it does fostering a great business environment,” says John Davie, chief executive officer. “I can’t think of a better place for us to launch our efforts to bring savings and efficiency to the Florida food purchasing market. In fact, I liked the building so much, I bought it.”

On March 1, Davie purchased the EcoCentre from Lake Worth Beach Eco Properties LLC, Palm Beach County, Fla. Source 1 Purchasing, a Buyers Edge Platform subsidiary that focuses on the hospitality industry, moved its 45 employees to the EcoCentre from its previous location in Boynton Beach, Fla. Additional Buyers Edge employees will be moving in over the next few months.

“Buyers Edge Platform has made significant impacts on the foodservice landscape across the country, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring our positive influence to the Florida market,” Davie says. “Florida’s concentration of restaurants, lodging properties, gaming facilities and other foodservice establishments makes it one of the most vital foodservice markets in the nation. It’s the perfect location for Buyers Edge Platform to develop a ‘hub’ market, which is why we are investing in personnel, partnerships and even real estate in the state.”