Hawthorne Fred Meyer earns LEED Silver rating
A significant remodel at Fred Meyer’s southeast Hawthorne location attained a Silver-LEED certification for the 128,000-square-foot building.
The new design maintained the same footprint as the site’s original 1950s Fred Meyer, and The Kroger Co., which operates all Fred Meyer stores, reports that it has determined that for every dollar spent on the remodel, nine dollars in energy consumption would be saved down the road.
The two-story remodel, designed by MulvannyG2 Architecture, added 3,000 square feet and increased the store’s programmatic density. The design is projected to reduce utility costs by between one and two percent. It’s the first LEED-certified supermarket among Kroger’s 2,500 stores nationwide.
LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.
“While there are about a dozen LEED-certified supermarkets in the United States, mostly smaller, niche grocers such as Whole Foods and Washington state’s PCC Natural Markets, Fred Meyer serves a more broad-based demographic,” said Randy Sauer, Principal at MulvannyG2. “And this brings green architecture, and the expectation to have green architecture, to everybody.”