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This Jewel-Osco store is located at 370 N. Desplaines St., Chicago, IL 60661. Read the entire GreenerBuildings article of October 1, 2008 “Jewel-Osco Opens New Green Store in Chicago” here. Read about LiveRoof in The Greenroof Directory.

“Supermarket firm Jewel-Osco is seeking LEED certification for a new green store ? the company’s first ? that has opened in Chicago. Eco-friendly elements at the 65,000-square-foot store in the city’s Fulton River District include:

A reflective and heat emissive LiveRoof system with vegetation,
Building materials obtained within a 500-mile radius and incorporating recycled matter,
Energy efficient HVAC systems featuring sensors that activate based on the number of people in the store,
Water-saving fixtures,
Energy efficient lighting,
Non-ozone-depleting refrigerants in cooling equipment,
Refrigerant leak detection monitors.
Ninety-eight percent of construction debris was recycled, the store also said,” (GreenerBuildings, 2008).


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