LEED&reg ProjectsLEED® Certified Projects

Projects That UNFI Plans to Pursue LEED® Certification For:

Racine, WI
Square Footage: 425,000
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Hudson Valley, NY
Square Footage: 505,000
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Gilroy, CA
Square Footage: 433,000
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Prescott, WI
Square Footage: 298,000
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Aurora, CO

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Square Footage: 535,000
Completed: July 2013
LEED® Certification: Expected to achieve Gold

Key Achievements

  • First UNFI Net Zero Waste Facility
  • Use of LED lighting in freezers
  • 100% of all office equipment and appliances in the building are Energy Star rated
  • Energy reduction of 50% when compared to a typical building of similar size and function
  • 100% of wood installed is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified
  • 20% of all building materials made with recycled content
  • Total water use reduction of 50% when compared to typical building of similar size and function
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Completed LEED® Certified Projects:

Lancaster, TX

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LEED® Certificate Square Footage: 590,000
Completed: July 2010
LEED® Gold Rating: 77 points

Key Achievements

  • Over 97% of all office equipment and appliances in building are Energy Star rated
  • 20% of all building materials made with recycled content
  • 75% of all construction waste materials were properly recycled and/or reused
  • Energy reduction and lighting power reduction of 30% and 18%, respectively
  • Use of solar panels for two dock levelers
  • Ammonia-based refrigeration system, more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient than other refrigerants
  • Water use reduction of over 35% using motion-activated sensors, flow controls and rainwater recovery cistern

York, PA

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LEED® Certificate Square Footage: 682,105
Completed: December 2008
LEED® Gold Rating: 33 points

Key Achievements

  • Energy Modeling and Calibration for 100% of Building
  • Total water use reduction of over 40% using motion-activated sensors and flow controls throughout the building
  • No CFC-based refrigerants used in the building's HVAC and refrigeration systems
  • Over 70% electronic equipment and appliances ENERGY STAR rated
  • All building energy-related systems calibrated by a professional and monitored annually by metering systems to ensure optimal functionality
  • A significant increase in vegetated open space – 185% more than required by zoning ordinances
  • Secure bicycle storage, with convenient changing/shower facilities provided for employees to encourage use of alternative transportation
  • All carpets made from 100% recycled materials

Ridgefield, WA

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LEED® Certificate Square Footage: 238,000
Completed: December 2007
LEED® Gold Rating: 39 points

Key Achievements

  • 100% Renewable Energy
  • The first refrigerated warehouse in the country to be awarded LEED® Gold certification
  • 55,000 SF of refrigerated areas, including a refrigerated loading dock
  • Energy reduction of almost 30% when compared to a typical building of the same size
  • Reduction of over 50% of irrigation needs by using indigenous plant species
  • Building powered by 100% renewable energy; resulting in more than 4 million lbs. of CO2 not being released into the air
  • A significant increase in vegetated open space – 238% more than required by zoning ordinances
  • Diversion of over 95% of construction waste from local landfills
  • Low or Zero-VOC emitting materials used in the construction and interior finishes
  • Preferred parking spaces designated for low emission and hybrid vehicles
  • All wood products selected from FSC-certified suppliers

Providence, RI Corporate Headquarters

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LEED® Certificate Square Footage: 69,000
Completed: September 2009
LEED® Silver Rating: 28 points

Key Achievements

  • Space is within two historic industrial buildings
  • 78% of regularly occupied spaces provide daylighting through open interiors and large windows
  • Less than 10% of construction materials ended up in local landfills
  • Water use was reduced 42% below current EPA fixture requirements 
  • The installation of a 142 kW solar array, mounted on sawtooth skylights, with annual output of 171,000 kWh used by the building 
  • All furniture selected GreenGuard certified
  • Internal doors certified by Forest Stewardship Council