Sustainable Construction

We’re working to ensure that all newly constructed and retrofitted rental locations are efficient and sustainable. Enterprise has invested more than $150 million US dollars in sustainable construction.


Our newly established guidelines, called the Enterprise Sustainable Construction Protocol (ESCP), are comprised of sustainable features for all construction projects, and ensure that new and retrofitted facilities are designed, built and managed sustainably.


These guidelines help advance our commitment to environmental stewardship and smart business by exceeding customers' expectations and providing a healthy workplace for our employees. The ESCP guidelines will also reduce our energy costs.


> TAKE THE VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR LEED CERTIFIED BRANCH By the end of 2015, we estimate that we will have invested more than $150 million US dollars in sustainable construction.


Opened in 2010, the O’Hare location is the car hire industry's first LEED Silver-certified independent rental facility and our company's third LEED-certified facility. A significant percentage of the materials used in construction of the facility were from regional sources to reduce carbon emissions associated with transporting materials. Other sustainable features, which have reduced the facility's water use by 22% and energy use by 15% include:  
  • A "green" roof system that provides a habitat for native plants.
  • Storm water detention/retention systems to reduce discharge into downstream watercourses.
  • Energy-efficient lighting.
  • A system for recycling car wash water.


Since 2010, we have completed thousands of retrofit and new construction projects, including more than $60 million this year in sustainable upgrades and construction projects at our airport branches. This includes making investments in sustainable construction materials, installing more energy-efficient site and canopy lighting, and upgrading signage to LED technology.

Enterprise Fleet Management LEED Certified Building

In FY2015, we completed several exceptional sustainable construction projects. In St. Louis, Enterprise Fleet Management’s new office received Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) Design Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s green building rating program – the second-highest LEED certification available. The building was certified, in part, for:
  • Being built on previously developed land to reduce the impact on virgin ground.
  • Installing low-flow fixtures that reduce the building’s water use by 46 percent.
  • Using LED lighting fixtures that reduce the electricity used for lighting by 56 percent.
  • Recycling and repurposing 92 percent of construction waste, reducing the amount of material sent to landfills.

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