Initial grocery store tenant improvement in new building, 24234 ft2, in Redmond WA. The electric lighting scheme provides full spectrum, specialty illumination at 1.11 watts per square foot. 28 new skylights flood the sales area with daylight. Waste heat from the refrigeration compressors preheats the hot water used for cooking and washing, and also provides the heat that keeps the building interior warm.
The materials in the store have 40% recycled content, and 30% of them come from within 500 miles of the store. Over 80% of the construction waste was recycled by the builders. Cabinets and incidental lumber were made from FSC certified sustainably harvested wood. Use of only low toxic and low VOC interior paints, adhesives, and sealants, as well as highly filtered ventilation air provide superior indoor air quality for staff and customers.
Certified LEED-CI Gold, the first Gold grocery in the world.