The 255,000-square-foot Penn Jersey Paper headquarters is a state-of-the-art office, warehouse and distribution center in Philadelphia, PA. Blue Rock worked closely with Penn Jersey Paper, the developer, and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) to deliver a high-quality facility boasting 60 staging areas, 40 docks, 30,000 square feet of office space, a test kitchen, and a retail outlet for Penn Jersey Paper products.
This project, which earned LEED Silver certification and is located on a 30-acre site, featured extensive site work and infrastructure requirements that incorporated and compensated for the surrounding wetlands.
To earn a LEED Silver Certification, many green design elements were incorporated, such as: motion-sensor activated lighting that reduces energy cost by as much as 30 percent; indoor air quality measures, and low-flow restroom fixtures to conserve water. Other design elements included an extensive storm-water management system with three retention basins to control runoff and water quality. During the construction phase, 90 percent of the construction waste was recycled.
“Penn Jersey Paper is a family owned business and this facility was designed and built to reflect their company’s professionalism and personality,” said Paul Nehrbas, Senior Project Manager for Blue Rock.
About Penn Jersey Paper
For over 50 years, Penn Jersey Paper has been a fully integrated distributor of packaging, paper, janitorial chemicals, consumables and equipment for various business types. Penn Jersey Paper customers include: supermarkets, food service operations, healthcare organizations, bakeries, packer processors, redistribution companies, and industrial and retail companies.