Distribution Center Earns Incentive for Energy Savings Accomplishments


CARSON CITY, NV - November 06, 2015

The Governor's Office of Energy (GOE) recently awarded a partial property tax incentive to a distribution center for introducing significant energy savings measures.

The award to Gateway Commerce Center, a 524,000 square feet property in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Park, marks an expansion in the class of Nevada properties that have received a GOE incentive.

"Gateway Commerce Center is the first distribution center in Nevada to receive LEED Gold certification in several years," said Angie Dykema, GOE Director. "Their dedication to achieving energy and water efficiency is impressive and noteworthy. They confirm Nevada's status as a national leader in efficient construction and design."

The Gateway Commerce Center received the incentive after earning a prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is a rating system for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of green buildings.

Working with SJS Commercial Real Estate, a Nevada commercial real estate developer, Gateway Commerce Center pursued several initiatives that earned them LEED Gold certification: 

·        Increased insulation on all perimeter walls and roof to better maintain the building's indoor environments.

·        Enhanced energy efficient mechanical systems to efficiently and more comfortably regulate indoor climate.

·        LED lighting with daylight harvesting and motion sensors to take advantage of natural light.

·        Installation of a "cool" roof that reflects solar heat and reduces the building's cooling load.

·        Establishment of preferential parking for low-emitting, fuel-efficient, and car pool vehicles.

·        Addition of abundant daylighting to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort and productivity.

These and other initiatives reduced the building's energy usage by 39%, and earned Gateway Commerce Center a prestigious 6 of 6 in the LEED Certification "Innovation and Design" category.

"This project embraced sustainable and responsible development," said Marc Siegel, President of SJS Commercial Real Estate. "It was in line with SJS' philosophy of developing excellence and striving to develop buildings with energy efficient features that save resources and money."

The decision to approve the incentive highlights GOE's ability to facilitate cooperation among stakeholders, lead initiatives to stimulate economic development, and attract energy related business ventures that include site development, energy education, and retrofit. To learn more about how to make your building LEED certified, please visit GOE's Green Building (LEED) Tax Abatement page.

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About the Governor's Office of Energy

The Governor’s Office of Energy oversees energy programs required through statute and those that help to meet the mission of the office, which is to ensure the wise development of Nevada’s energy resources in harmony with local community economic needs and Nevada natural resources. For more information about GOE, please visit energy.nv.gov.

About SJS Commercial Real Estate

SJS Commercial Real Estate (SJS) is a results-driven commercial real estate development firm. For 25 years, SJS has been involved in numerous commercial real estate transactions ranging in size from 20,000 to 700,000 square feet located throughout the Midwest, California, Denver, Florida, Nevada, Louisiana and the Mid-Atlantic states. SJS has been involved in a wide range of project types including, industrial, office, medical / research, retail, mixed use and land development. Finding sustainable, creative and cost effective real estate solutions for each unique commercial real estate development is SJS’s mission and passion.