Improving energy efficiency was key goal of the project. Typically, refrigeration eats up the most energy (PDF) in a supermarket and accounts for more than half the electricity consumed. Lighting and HVAC systems are the No. 2 and No. 3. Hannaford’s uses nearly 40%less energy than a comparably sized store of conventional design. High-performance refrigeration systems plays the biggest role in slashing energy consumption at the store. Other strategies that achieved this goal include high performance refrigeration, lighting, and HVAC systems. The store also uses renewable energy sources to help light, warm, and cool the site.
Hannaford also reduces water consumption by more than 38 percent utilizing low-flow dual-flush toilets, waterless urinals, and low-flow faucets. The store uses radiant heat to warm the concrete floors in the check-out area and melt snow on the entryway sidewalk. Hannaford recycled or reused 96 percent of the structure’s materials and 99 percent of the contents and nearly 100% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill.
A forward thinking market that includes a green roof and two geothermal wells. The Hannaford supermarket is one of the most sustainable in the United States as reflected by its LEED Platinum rating, which makes it the first LEED Platinum supermarket in the world. The market is committed to making a difference; to that end their operations are more environmentally responsible realized through strict management of energy use, water use and waste. 65% modeled energy savings from ASHRAE 90.1-2004.