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Food Lion in Williamsburg awarded LEED certification

The new Food Lion grocery store recently opened in  Williamsburg, Va.,  (Croaker Rd & Richmond Rd) has been awarded a LEED Silver certification for a number of environmentally friendly construction and energy-efficient features.

Established by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification recognizes the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

 

The Food Lion LEED store in Williamsburg, Va., environmentally-friendly features, include:

• LED lighting in the frozen food cases

• Bike racks and preferred parking for carpool vehicles

• Low-flow and sensor-activated water fixtures in restrooms

• Rainwater harvesting system that captures rainwater from the roof and reuses it for irrigation

• Environmental education kiosks with signage

• Building materials that contain a high amount of recycled content

• Carbon dioxide sensors located throughout the store

•Energy-efficient roof

• In-store customer and associate recycling programs 

“The company opened its first LEED certified grocery store in Columbia, S.C., and the Columbia store has since also received the silver level of certification. Food Lion also has two other LEED Stores in Fayetteville, N.C., and Hope Mills, N.C.

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