Our Platinum LEED Certified Store
Our Cony Street store in Augusta, Maine, is the world’s first supermarket built to the highest standards of the U.S. Green Building Council: Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Some of the innovative features at the 49,000-square-foot store, which opened in July 2009, include:
- a state-of-the-art GreenChill refrigeration system, which uses 50 percent less refrigerant gas than a traditional system;
- doors on nearly all freezer and refrigerated cases, which save energy and create a more comfortable in-store temperature; and
- water from two geothermal wells, located 750 feet underground, to help regulate the building’s temperature.