Whole Foods LEED Gallery

This Whole Foods facility's energy cost is approximately 25% lower than base building cost and reduced its water consumption by 30%.

Numerous skylights throughout the space will help to conserve energy and make it a more pleasant place for workers and shoppers.

The 8,000 gallon underground tank being positioned as part of the facility's potable water conservation strategy.

To minimize the roof's solar heat gain the building has a 'cool roof' and two layers of insulation.

The fly-ash concrete floor will include a non-toxic, water-based colored surface.

The Whole Foods building has numerous large windows to allow daylight to infuse the interior space.

The streetscape includes artwork from local residents and trees irrigated with a micro-irrigation system that uses city re-use water.

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