Itasca, Ill. Jewel-Osco, a division of Supervalu, expands its commitment to green building design with the opening of its store at Marshfield Commons, a new center in Chicago, on Thursday. The supermarket is designed according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. It has received GreenChill Gold Certification from the EPA in honor of its environmentally friendly refrigeration system.
"Wherever possible, we're focused on building environmentally friendly technology into our new and remodeled stores," said Jewel-Osco president Keith Nielsen.
The store contains a number of sustainable elements, including:
The Marshfield location is Jewel-Osco's second store build to LEED standards. Its first, in Chicago’s Fulton River District, opened in September 2008.