Hannaford Grocery Store in Augusta, Maine.
Hannaford’s first LEED Platinum-certified supermarket opened in July 2009 comprising 48,000 square feet. Thornton Tomasetti provided consulting services directing green design features including daylighting, solar photovoltaic panels, geothermal heating and cooling, high-efficiency refrigeration, energy efficient lighting and an advanced recycling program.
As the owner’s sustainability representative and LEED consultant, the team recycled or reused 96% of demolition debris and 99% of the contents of the building from the previously developed site. More than 70% of the wood used in the store is FSC certified with many of the counters constructed of recycled materials. Interior daylighting is maximized through windows, a clerestory, skylights and solartubes. A 7,000-square-foot green roof reduces water runoff, increases biodiversity on the site, and helps insulate the store.
Hannaford uses 50% less energy than a typical grocery store. Reclaimed heat from the GreenChill refrigeration system meets almost 100% of the store’s heating needs. Two geothermal wells located 750 feet below ground regulate the store’s interior temperature along with a 41-kilowatt solar array providing on-site power.
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