Green Efforts

A global centre with a green heart

The Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Naas, Co Kildare is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. LEED is a recognition for best-in-class building strategies across the entire lifecycle of the building.

From start to finish, the building's design and construction has been carried out with an eye on our environmental commitments. The way in which it is managed and maintained will ensure we keep our environmental impact to a minimum. Some of the key environmental statistics for our new building include:
  • 65,700m2 of grass has been planted around the centre
  • 53,500 trees, plants and shrubs have been planted
  • 1,400,000 litres or rainwater will be harvested annually
  • the materials and the glazing systems in the façade and roof systems were specifically designed to reduce the overall effects of solar gain (increase in temperature resulting from sunlight) within the building, thereby reducing the amount of cooling required in the space, and saving energy and water
  • these features are assisted by the Solar Shading Control System (SSCS), which operates control blinds on all facades that are directly impacted by the sun
 
  • the timber used came from certified forests
  • all reusable and recyclable construction and demolition waste was redirected back into the manufacturing process rather than landfill
  • a proportion of car parking spaces have been allocated to promote the use of low-emitting vehicles and carpooling
  • there are also 46 e-car parking spaces and room for 100 bikes
  • all external lighting was selected to minimise the impact of light pollution on the surrounding environment and wildlife
  • 100% of electrical energy used at the site is certified as coming from 'green' energy sources
 

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Our market-leading solutions experts around the world work with some of the biggest names in food, drink and pharma.

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Beloit

Global Technology and Innovation Centre

Opened in 2009, our 250,000 square foot centre in Beloit is home to Kerry's North America Technology & Innovation Centre.

With interaction and collaboration at it's core, it allows our customer to work side-by-side with our teams of food and beverage industry professionals, developing innovative and differentiating products that can be delivered quickly to market.

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Beloit

Global Technology and Innovation Centre

Opened in 2009, our 250,000 square foot centre in Beloit is home to Kerry's North America Technology & Innovation Centre.

With interaction and collaboration at it's core, it allows our customer to work side-by-side with our teams of food and beverage industry professionals, developing innovative and differentiating products that can be delivered quickly to market.