CHICAGO — Peter Testa is talking a green streak about his company’s new home.

By mid-February, Chicago-based Testa Produce Inc., expects to open a 90,000-square-foot distribution center about five miles south of the city’s downtown. The building is expected to include a 238-foot wind turbine, 180 solar panels and other features designed to reduce waste and use less energy.

“There’s no other building like it in the U.S.,” said Testa, the company’s president. “It has quite a few things that haven’t been done before at a produce facility.”

The new building should use 57% less energy than a conventional facility of the same size and is expected to be the first platinum-level LEED-certified foodservice facility in the country, Testa said.

Testa Produce, one of the Chicago area’s largest foodservice suppliers, operates from a facility about four miles north of the new project.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The four-level LEED ratings system scores buildings based on their energy and water use and carbon dioxide emissions, with bronze the lowest and platinum the highest.

The food industry has ramped up so-called sustainability efforts amid growing public pressure to reduce energy use and pollution.

Earlier this year, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced a plan to cut 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain over the next five years.

Testa Produce’s new facility also includes a 5,000-gallon rain reclamation system and battery chargers for electric cars. The wind turbine will generate 880,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, enough to power about 80 homes, according to material provided by Testa.

Peter Testa declined to say how much the company is spending on the new building, though he said he expects to recover the entire cost over the next eight years through energy savings.