First Grocery Store to Achieve LEED Gold

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grocery_store_leed.jpgIt just makes sense…a natural foods store that incorporates green building technologies and materials into its construction. The PCC Natural Markets store in Redmond, Washington has 28 skylights to minimize electricity use, uses waste heat from refrigerators for space and water heating, and integrated recycled content materials and low-VOC finishes throughout the store. Even bike racks are the norm at all of their locations. We’d love to see more retail stores follow suit and seek LEED certification, especially those selling organic or environmentally-friendly products.

Source: Green Source Magazine

Tag(s): Food, Green Building


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