April 7, 2011
Whole Foods Market has opened a store in Dedham, Mass.,as a tool to demonstrate to customers, employees and investors leading energy conservation and sustainability practices.
|Whole Foods' state-of-the-art store in Dedham, Mass.|
The ground-up construction features wide array of leading energy conservation and sustainability practices in construction and operations, according to a Green Biz report, including:
GreenBiz coined the store as possibly “the greenest store in the world,” and lauded Whole Foods for making the investment and using the stores as a showcase for sustainability. “Seeing does lead to understanding. In the world of 100-page CSR reports and a sea of thousands of Tweets, the physical experience of a showcase facility is powerful,” Green Biz wrote.
GRD Views: If you were wondering what leadership in sustainability looks like, this is it. Not only is Whole Foods utilizing best practices, but they openly advance the adoption by others. Bravo Whole Foods. -- John Failla for Green Retail Decisions.