Giant Food Location Receives LEED® Green Building Certification

Giant Food Location Receives LEED® Green Building Certification

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CARLISLE, PA - With sustainability at the forefront of industry initiatives, Giant Food Stores has announced that its Lewisburg store received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building certification.

Tom Lenkevich, President, Giant Foods“Giant is proud to invest in sustainable retailing technologies to reduce waste and save energy and lessen our environmental impact,” Tom Lenkevich, President of Giant Food, said in a press release. “This includes utilizing green building technologies on newer stores such as Lewisburg, and making existing stores more energy efficient, including replacing open refrigerated food cases with closed doors.”

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED rating system is one of the leading programs for buildings, homes, and communities operating with green technologies.

The chain’s Lewisburg store, which just finished its first year of operation, having opened in August of 2015, operates with the following green technologies:

  • LED lighting and skylights to significantly reduce energy needs
  • Warm concrete floors instead of tile to reduce cleaning solutions
  • Water efficient landscaping and fixtures
  • Low-emitting, local, and recycled materials the store’s construction

This is the sixth Giant Food store to achieved LEED certification as the company looks to rise in sustainability, as well as water savings, energy efficiency, and more to reduce its carbon footprint.

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