The Hertz Corp. plans to construct several structures incorporating Tuscan and Mediterranean elements at its new Estero, Fla., headquarters. The company said it is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint through efficiency improvements, resource management and renewable energy production.
The new headquarters will use best practices in sustainable design and construction targeted to achieve LEED Gold certification, from energy-efficient lighting and equipment, recycled building materials and finishes to the installation of solar panels and water-saving fixtures.
“We believe the building will help us recruit top talent locally and nationally, while supporting cultural change at Hertz,” said Mark Frissora, chairman and CEO.
Hertz worked with local community groups to ensure feedback and participation in the design process, the company said. Hertz said it will bring about 700 jobs to the area, estimating that 400 headquarters jobs could be filled locally, with about 300 positions filled by Hertz employees relocating to the area. Hertz established a temporary headquarters operation in Naples, Fla., while the Estero building is under construction.