E. & J. Gallo Winery’s Dry Creek building awarded prestigious leed® Gold Status by U.S. Green Building Council
MODESTO, Calif. November 21, 2017 – E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today that its newly constructed Dry Creek Building on its Modesto campus has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The LEED rating system, developed by the USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes, and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. The USGBC scores buildings in seven categories including innovation in design, water efficiency, sustainable sites, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and location and transportation.
“We are honored that our new Dry Creek Building has received this prestigious recognition. The Dry Creek Building embodies our company’s long-standing commitment to environmental responsibility, and our desire to provide a collaborative and best in class workspace for our employees,” said Joseph E. Gallo, Chief Executive Officer and President of E. & J. Gallo Winery.”
Gallo’s Dry Creek Building was completed in August, 2016 and features floor to ceiling windows and expansive skylights, providing occupants with an abundance of natural light. The 146,000-square foot building offers a variety of large and small conference rooms to accommodate meetings of any size. Two retreat rooms designed as quiet zones for focus and concentration also provide employees with a creative and inspiring space for working. Additionally, the building features a wine tasting area, a café, and a variety of outdoor patios for employee events and gatherings. The building also offers indoor bike storage, as well as complimentary electric vehicle parking.
“Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Gallo demonstrates their leadership through their LEED certification of the Dry Creek Building.”
To learn more about Gallo’s commitment to environmental sustainability, or to view open jobs, please visit www.gallo.com.
About E. & J. Gallo Winery
Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery with more than 6,500 global employees and is the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 110 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.
The Gallo portfolio is comprised of more than 100 unique brands, including Barefoot Cellars, Dark Horse, and Gallo Family Vineyards, as well as premium box wines The Naked Grape and Vin Vault. Premium offerings include Apothic, Carnivor, Chateau Souverain, Columbia Winery, Ecco Domani, Edna Valley Vineyard, J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Mirassou, Orin Swift, Talbott Vineyards, and William Hill Estate, along with highly acclaimed imports, such as Alamos, Brancaia, La Marca, Las Rocas, Martín Códax, Whitehaven, and LUX Wines, importers of Allegrini, Argiano, Jermann, Pieropan and Renato Ratti. Gallo Spirits currently offers New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin, Familia Camarena Tequila, RumHaven, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, E&J Brandy, Argonaut Brandy, Germain-Robin Brandy, Diplomático Rum, as well as imported Scotch whiskies from Whyte & Mackay, including The Dalmore, Jura and John Barr.