Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

Brownfield site restored to LEED® Silver Standard

United Natural Foods (UNFI), a national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods, totally renovated the former American Locomotive Works building on a Brownfield site to meet the LEED® Silver standard. The Silver standard is the highest level of energy efficiency and sustainability in the LEED® green building certification program.

The building is designed to consume 40% less water and 25% less energy through the use of motion activated sensors and flow controls. Solar panels produce an estimated 175,000 kilowatts of clean energy annually. The building actively demonstrates many techniques to improve building efficiencies and preserve the environment.

Award Type: 
John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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