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New York -- Price Chopper’s store in Warwick, N.Y., has received LEED gold certification for its environmental efficiency.
Almost 25% of the building materials used on the supermarket were made from recycled materials.
The store also has a 32% energy cost savings because of better hot water efficiency and reduced exterior lighting, according to the company.
These factors led Price Chopper to score gold certification in LEED, a rating system established by the U.S. Green Building Council. The store opened in June 2010, but it takes at least a year of occupancy before the certification can be awarded, said Mona Golub, a spokeswoman for Price Chopper.