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Meijer store becomes first LEED-certified retrofit supercenter

March 04, 2010
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WALKER, MI — Supermarket chain Meijer''s North Shores store has become the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified retrofit supercenter, according to the Grand Rapids Press.

According to the story, the store, located just south of Muskegon, Michigan, is 195,000 square feet and is almost 50 years old.

Remodeling of the store began in 2008, and sustainable features include six windmills on a solar reflective roof to produce electricity and maintain a consistent temperature within the store, as well the use of drought-resistant plants and the reduction of the store size by 30,000 square feet, the story stated.

Meijer has opened LEED-certified stores before, but they were all new construction projects, the story added.

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