Hannaford Bros. earned a Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for this store in Augusta, Maine. Fred Conlogue, the chain’s director of design services, reports that the store’s sustainability extends well beyond the LEED construction initiative and inspired a new type of thinking throughout the organization.
Rick Fedrizzi (right), president, chief executive officer and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, presents Ronald Hodge, president and CEO of Hannaford Bros., with the Platinum LEED certification for the Augusta store, the first supermarket in the world to receive platinum-level certification.
Ruben Lemelin (left), the store manager of Hannaford’s Augusta supermarket, with CEO Ron Hodge, was chosen to manage the company’s first LEED store based on his strong interest in sustainability.
The store uses closed-door cases on all of its refrigeration units...
...and reminds customers why.
Night shades help conserve energy on open cold cases.
The Augusta location makes extensive use of natural light through skylights and other systems.
A bird’s-eye view at the building’s skylights also shows the rooftop garden (next photo).
The 7,000-foot rooftop garden contains low-maintenance plants, which help insulate the store and reduce runoff.
The Hannaford Bros. supermarket has reserved parking for fuel-efficient vehicles.
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