Jacksonville, Fla. -- Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, announced that buildings at two of its shopping centers in North Carolina and Illinois have received LEED Silver established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The certified projects are Market at Colonnade, a 57,637-sq.-ft. ground-up infill center anchored by Whole Foods Market in Raleigh, N.C., and the 51,298-sq.-ft. Mariano’s Fresh Market at Roscoe Square, the company’s first LEED-certified redevelopment, a 140,461-sq.-ft. neighborhood center in Chicago.
Since 2009, 80% of Regency’s development and redevelopment projects have sought LEED certification. The company currently has 17 LEED-registered projects, including five that have received final certification, three more under construction, and nine in predevelopment.
Some of the sustainability highlights at Market at Colonnade include:
In addition, the center’s anchor, Whole Foods Market, earned LEED Gold for commercial interiors and partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and its Net-Zero Energy Program Commercial Building Initiative to create an energy-efficient grocery space.
The project also includes two electric car charging stations for customer use.
At Roscoe Square, sustainability highlights include: