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Project Background

DFW Airport North Distribution II & III is a 23.5-acre sustainable industrial development located in Flower Mound, Texas. DFW Airport North Distribution Center II & III consists of two  speculative warehouse buildings being built to meet the demand for warehouse space in North Texas. DFW Airport North Distribution Center II & III are Class A, speculative, warehouse  buildings being built to meet USGBC’s sustainability standards per the Core & Shell Rating System. DFW North Distribution Center II & III provides a total of 349,580 SF for single or multiple tenants conveniently located within minutes of DFW International Airport and Downtown Dallas. 

A Green Warehouse / Distribution Center

The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for New Construction rating system for Core & Shell provides a effective tool to measure and define “a green warehouse.”  The warehouse/distribution center is pursuing LEED Basic Certification to provide third party verification that the industrial space is designed to improve performance in energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved environmental quality, stewardship of resources and sensitivity to environmental impacts.  DFW Airport North Distribution Center II & III is designed with several sustainable strategies that contribute across various sustainability categories such as Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation in Design per the LEED for New Construction rating system (Core & Shell).  The core & shell warehouse space is designed to attract a prospective tenant(s) with the ground work to encourage the tenant(s) to build a LEED for commercial interiors certified space.  The building’s site contributes to sustainable sites because it was selected as an abandoned site and its close proximity to DFW International Airport.  The warehouse achieves a 31% reduction in potable water use by implementing binding, legal language in its tenant lease agreement that requires prospective tenant(s) to install water efficient plumbing fixtures in the interior space.  The warehouse core & shell building is designed with environmentally friendly and low-emitting paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants to reduce VOC emissions with the potential to pollute the interiors space.  These strategies provide enhanced levels of indoor air quality and contribute to the health, well- being, and productivity of the occupants.  The core & shell warehouse also implements regional products to reduce the environmental impacts associated with transportation, and products with high recycle content to reduce the demand for virgin products and raw materials.  These two strategies contribute to the Materials and Resources category.  The Core & Shell warehouse will comply with ASHRAE 55 for enhanced air quality and meet thermal comfort guidelines.  A Community Outreach & Education Program contributes to the Innovation in Design category and provides visitors with highlights on the sustainable strategies at work in the “green” warehouse space.


DFW North Airport Distribution Center II & III

The Centre for Building Performance provides services to a wide range of clients. Click to see how we have optimized the built environment in the following industries.


  • Industrial
  • Mixed-Use
  • Commercial
  • Municipal
  • Educational
  • Medical

Owner: Huntington Industrial Partners

Architect: Meinhardt & Associates

Landscape: SMR

MEP Engineers: Halff Associates

Contractor: Ratcliff Constructors

LEED Consultant:

Facility Performance Associates

Commissioning Agent:

Facility Performance Associates