Hertz (the car rental company) has received "gold" level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the sustainable design, construction and operating performance of its new 250,000 square foot global headquarters building in Estero, just north of Naples.
Solar panels on the employee parking garage roof provide 15 percent of the building's electricity.
An innovative ice storage system and advanced window glass reduce the air conditioning load.
Food waste is minimal and recycling programs are extensive.
Hertz's relocation to southwest Florida was announced in 2013.
The headquarters building was opened and employees began moving in just six months ago.