Hy-Vee Opens Second LEED Store
April 14, 2011
Hy-Vee opened its second store that meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards in Fairfieled, Iowa, for which it plans to seek certification.
Last October the grocer opened its first LEED-eligible store in Madison, Wis. The 64,000-square-foot store in Fairfield is “a priority site for storm water runoff capture,” and incorporates best practices in sustainable construction, according to local report, though details about construction features were not revealed.
The Hy-Vee location “was identified as a top priority site to capture and infiltrate storm water runoff because of its position above a tributary of Indian Creek,” according to a report in the Fairfiled Voice. “Ongoing conversations between the Sustainability Coordinator for Hy-Vee, Mike Smith, and the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Fairfield, Scott Timm, have built a relationship that highlights the City’s commitment to sustainability as well as the strong dedication of Hy-Vee to engage with our community.”
Fairfield, a community of 9,500 people, is focused on becoming a sustainable community by attracting green business development, as well as incorporate green practices among its residents, according to reports.
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