Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bike-related distributor opens environmentally friendly center in Ogden

Quality Bicycle Products has begun full operations at its new, environmentally friendly 85,000-square-foot distribution center in Ogden. The facility, which provides bicycle parts, accessories and apparel to more than 5,000 retailers across the country, is just off 12th Street adjacent to Ogden Nature Center.

The distribution center has a state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable design that the company expects to achieve the LEED Gold designation awarded by the Green Building Certification Institute. Features include advanced wastewater technologies, high-efficiency appliances and a design that capitalizes on natural light. Additionally, a 39.5-kilowatt solar-panel array provides a portion of the building's energy, and a 170-well geothermal system offers heat and cooling in all seasons. Standard-Examiner