First LEED Convenience Store Opens
LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
In building the new Kangaroo store, which opened earlier this month in Gainesville, Florida, The Pantry used as many materials as possible from the demolition of the car dealership previously on the site. Material that could not be reused was separated out and recycled to keep it out of the landfill. Only low-toxin materials were used in the construction, and the store features extensive day-lighting and low-voltage fluorescent light fixtures. The landscaping utilizes native and adaptive Florida plants, which will not need irrigation after they are established.
The new store is 5,150 square feet and has five Kangaroo-brand gasoline dispensers as well as two diesel lanes. The store also has an electrical vehicle charging station.
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