The projects are in Raleigh, N.C., and the Roscoe Square neighborhood of Chicago, Ill.
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, Ill.
"The effort to reduce the environmental impact and achieve LEED certification for both of these projects exemplifies our commitment and belief in the value of our sustainability initiative greengenuity," says Mark Peternell, Regency's vice president of sustainability. "We believe greengenuity leads to better risk management and cost savings, improves our communities, encourages innovation and is in the best interest of our shareholders."
The USGBC's LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. 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.
To read more about the sustainability highlights at each location, you can read the original release here.