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Hannaford opening greener grocery store
New England-based grocery store chain Hannaford Bros. will open a LEED certified store in Maine.
Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 02:00 PM
It has some pretty serious green chops -- 96 percent of the building that was on the lot where the new store was built was recycled or reused, it has a 41 kilowatt solar power system, a 7,000 square-foot green roof, an advanced refrigeration system that uses half the energy of conventional systems, and water-free and low-flush toilets and urinals. The store will use 38 percent less water than your normal grocery store of the same size.
The store is only an hour from where I live (Portland) and I wrote to Hannaford Bros. requesting a tour of the store. I'm going to go up and shoot a video with my little Flip camera and hoover up more details on their project and plans for the future. It will open its doors on July 25.
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