Frito-Lay Awarded Prestigious Green Award

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009  |  Updated 4:54 PM CDT
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Frito-Lay Awarded Prestigious Green Award

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** CORRECTS DATE PHOTO TAKEN TO TUESDAY JULY 12, 2005 ** A convenience store customer walks past a shelf of Frito-Lay products, Tuesday, July 12, 2005, in Boston. PepsiCo Inc., which owns Frito-Lay snacks in addition to Quaker Foods and its flagship soft drink business, on Tuesday reported a 13 percent rise in second-quarter earnings. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)

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Over the last decade, Plano-based Frito-Lay has made great strides at going green and is now receiving national recognition.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Green Building Council will award Frito-Lay the LEED Gold Certification plaque for high energy efficiency.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation's preeminent program for the design construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The Frito-Lay building is the only existing building in Texas to receive the distinction -- and one of only 12 in the country.

Representatives for Frito-Lay said the company has implemented resource conservation programs that utilize innovative programs to reduce the resources needed to make its products since 1999.

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