Food Lion to seek LEED certification for new S.C. store

Food Lion LLC will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its store in Summit Commons Shopping Center, Columbia, S.C.

"By building the first LEED grocery store in our company's history and in South Carolina, we are reducing energy costs by more than 20% compared to a typical supermarket as well as conserving 44% more water,” said Kyle Mitchell VP store development Food Lion.

The store features environmentally friendly construction and energy-efficient services, including high-efficiency lighting that dims lights based on natural sunlight in the store; LED lighting in the frozen food cases; low-flow and sensor-activated water fixtures in restrooms; and bathroom partitions made from 100% post-consumer recycled material.

In addition, environmental education is offered via kiosks and signage throughout the store.