Scarborough, ME—The Hannaford Supermarket in Duanesburg, N.Y., has been awarded a Gold LEED certification by the USGBC. It joins Hannaford’s other LEED store in Augusta, Me.
Scarborough, ME—The Hannaford Supermarket in Duanesburg, N.Y., near Albany, has been awarded a Gold LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Gold is the second of four levels on the LEED certification ladder. The highest is platinum.
The Duanesburg store opened in July 2009. Among its environmentally friendly features are seafood display cases that don’t use ice, an energy-saving advanced refrigeration system, water-conserving restroom fixtures, high-efficiency lighting and solar-reflective roofing materials.
Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets has 176 stores in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.
Hannaford has one other LEED certified store, a Platinum-certified store in Augusta, Me. The retailer plans to build a third LEED grocery store and pharmacy in 2011-2012. This store will be located in Hinesburg, Vt., according to the Burlington Free Press.
Hannaford is owned by Belgium-based Delhaize Group; its U.S. brands include food retailers Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys, Hannaford and Sweetbay.