Outpost Natural Foods Adds a New Store
Going Green in Mequon
Among the most interesting aspects of the Mequon Outpost is the building itself. With a LEED Gold certification goal, special care was taken to save the trees that were on the site when construction began in July 2013. Useful objects and materials from the site’s previous building were preserved and have found another life in the new store. Underground cisterns, special pavement in the parking lot and a large rain garden are set up to collect and reuse rainwater. Efficient LED lighting, a system to reclaim heat from refrigerated cases, and one to filter and reuse water within the store have helped to make this the greenest Outpost yet.
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