Tasty Baking understands the importance of keeping Philadelphia a great place to live and work. You can see evidence of that at our bakery in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.
We started with an abandoned industrial site and reused the buildings as foundation material for our new bakery. This avoided clearing a forest and reduced construction waste.
We then built our bakery with several features that earned it LEED Silver Certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and it is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is a rating system for green buildings.
The following features of Tasty Baking’s Navy Yard bakery are included in the LEED standards:
- A white, reflective roof that minimizes heat-absorbing surfaces, which contribute to global warming
- No-mow, drought-resistant grass that uses less water
- Half of the wood used in the building and all the wood doors come from certified sustainable sources that work to conserve trees
- Paint and carpeting with low chemical content that reduce ear, nose and throat irritation
- Covered parking lot lights that reduce light pollution
- Bike racks and access to public transportation that reduce vehicle usage and pollution
Inside our new bakery, we chose gas as an energy source (which is better for the environment than the electricity we used at our old bakery), and we installed a heat-recycling system that reduces the amount of energy needed to bake our cakes.
A healthy environment is good for all of us. At Tasty, we work to conserve natural resources and are always looking for ways to improve our use of those resources. We encourage our team members to reduce waste whenever possible. We also package our products in recyclable cartons and cases, which save trees.
We believe these actions make us a better and stronger company.