THE FOOD TRUST

2008 | Philadelphia, PA

The goal of this report is to provide easily accessible sustainable design approaches, with an emphasis on energy savings, for grocery stores of all different sizes in the Mid-Atlantic region. Additionally, the report was assembled with a slant towards urban development with many examples from the Philadelphia area, as this is both more sustainable and where there is the most need for markets, particularly in lower income neighborhoods. Considerations have been provided for existing buildings, adaptive re-use, and new construction. As the primary audience for this report are store operators who deal with tight profit margins, particular attention was paid to the bottom line impact and cost benefit of various strategies. Others expected to be reviewing and using this report are real estate developers, policy makers and the design community.

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