Norfolk Southern's McCalla, Ala., building shows environmental leadership

  Norfolk Southern's McCalla, Ala., building shows environmental leadership

PR Newswire

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 16, 2013

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council
has certified that the administration building at Norfolk Southern's
Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility at McCalla, Ala., meets standards of
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

"LEED certification of our new McCalla intermodal building, along with other
design features of this and other facilities on our Crescent Corridor rail
improvement project, underscores Norfolk Southern's commitment to a
sustainable business strategy benefiting our customers and the communities we
serve," said Blair Wimbush, NS vice president real estate and corporate
sustainability officer.

The McCalla intermodal facility and two others recently constructed on the
Crescent Corridor at Rossville, Tenn., and Greencastle, Pa., incorporate LEED
best practices. Favorable environmental impacts include energy and water
conservation, waste reduction, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and improved
indoor environmental health.

Norfolk Southern implemented additional environmental and health-related
features as well. For example, NS equipped the McCalla facility with
low-emission cranes and hostler tractors. The McCalla facility also features
advanced gate and terminal automation technology that shortens wait time for
trucks entering the terminal, improving driver productivity and air quality.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) is one of the nation's premier
transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary
operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of
Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and
provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern
operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major
transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

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