Publix Store Receives Gold LEED Certification

April 16, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Through a collaboration with North American Properties, Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix announced its first Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified store (certified through the U.S. Green Building Council).

The 28,000-square-foot store, located in Sarasota, Fla., opened in 2009, Publix said. North American Properties developed it as part of its green initiatives and in support of Publix’s environmental commitment. The store features construction waste recycling; LED light fixtures and skylights; low-emitting-vehicle parking; low-flow plumbing fixtures; paint, adhesives and other building products with low levels of volatile organic compounds; a reclaimed water system; and reflective roof systems.

“We learned a lot about sustainable building through this store,” said Maria Brous, Publix’s director of media relations. “We continue to look for ways to conserve resources and be responsible citizens in our communities while finding the best value for ourselves and our customers.”

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Private Label Buyer.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.


Coming with a clear, comprehensive plan was the key to success for Longo Brothers Fruit Markets when the grocer decided to roll out a two-tier private label strategy, Jenny Longo and Robert Koss tell PLBuyer editor Chris Freeman in this podcast.

More Podcasts

Private Label Buyer Magazine

PLB July 2014 cover

July 2014

The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Which private label category is currently seeing the most innovation?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

PLB Marketplace


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40pxgoogle+ icon 40px