CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA here said on Tuesday that six newly constructed supermarkets have received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The stores include Stop & Shop locations in Cranston, R.I.; Roslindale, Mass.; Arverne, N.Y.; and Oceanside, N.Y.; a Giant-Landover location in Burtonsville, Md.; and a Giant-Carlisle location in Trexlertown, Pa. The stores feature white roofs to reflect sunlight and reduce heat gain in the stores, skylights to harvest daylight and reduce electricity consumption during peak daylight hours, and LED lighting throughout the store. Smaller cooling systems are improving the efficiency of refrigerated display cases, and open deck refrigerated cases have been replaced with closed-door ones.
“By utilizing these innovative green building technologies, we are building all new stores across our retail divisions according to the LEED standards to reduce our environmental impact in the communities we serve for future generations,” said Jihad Rizkallah, vice president, responsible retailing, at Ahold USA.
Ahold USA now has at least one LEED-certified store in each of its Stop & Shop, Giant-Carlisle and Giant-Landover divisions. It has total of 56 stores that have achieved LEED certification for existing buildings.
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