2007 - 2011 / Chicago, Illinois

Testa Produce, Inc. Headquarters and Produce Distribution Facility


Testa Produce, Inc. 2007 - 2011 / Chicago, Illinois


Civil Engineering
Industrial Process Engineering


Storage Warehouse


Epstein provided architectural design, civil engineering and LEED consulting services for the new 91,300 square foot headquarters and produce distribution facility for Testa Produce, Inc. located in the old Union Stockyards complex in Chicago, Illinois.

The 12.86-acre project includes 20,000 square feet of Class A office space and a distribution center containing a 7,600 square foot 0° freezer, 24,700 square feet of cooler space, approximately 39,000 square feet of dry warehouse and 40 truck dock positions on two refrigerated cross docks. This building is one of the most sustainable industrial facilities of its kind and the first LEED-NC Platinum Refrigerated Distribution Facility.

The building features numerous Epstein developed sustainable design strategies including incorporating a 238-foot-tall wind turbine that will provide power to the facility, and a variety of landscape, solar and water conservation features.


Best of 2011, Green Building
2011, ENR Midwest

Green Development of the Year
2012, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association - Chicago Chapter Awards For Excellence

Limelight Award - Green Building Innovation - New Construction
2012, United States Green Building Council (Chicago Chapter)

Vision Award - Sustainability
2012, Urban Land Institute (Chicago Chapter)

Eminent Conceptor Award
2013, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois

Honor Award - Building/Technology Systems
2013, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois