Cordata food co-op awarded LEED green building certification

The Community Food Co-op announced that its Cordata store was awarded LEED green building certification and is now listed on the national registry of U.S. Green Building Council certified buildings.

The certification is awarded by the Green Building Certification Institute.

Some innovations at the Cordata store that contribute to its certification include its location in a dense neighborhood, low-flow appliances and native landscaping, electric car charging stations, use of recycled construction materials, bike parking and showers for staff bike commuters, according to a press release from the co-op.

The Cordata store opened in January 2009. The certification process got underway in earnest in 2012 when the Co-op hired Melissa Elkins as sustainability coordinator, according to the news release.

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