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LEED® Silver – Market at Colonnade


Raleigh, NC
Whole Foods Market

  • 2009 infill development anchored by North Carolina’s first ground-up Whole Foods Market 
  • Received LEED Silver, established by the U.S. Green Building Council, for excellence in green building design and construction practices
  • Innovative Low Impact Design (LID) captures and reuses up to 300,000 gallons of stormwater runoff for site irrigation and plumbing; Regency collaborated with North Carolina State University on the LID, and NCSU will monitor the project’s effectiveness as well as harness key learnings for improvement of stormwater management practices within the industry
  • Building insulation, high-performance glazing, high-efficiency HVAC units and daylighting strategies combine to reduce overall expected energy use by more than 20% compared to a code-compliant baseline  
  • 87% of the waste generated during construction of the site and building shell was recycled; new materials used in construction were selected to maximize recycled content and regionally sourced materials  
  • 70% of the expected core and shell electricity usage for two years has been offset with renewable energy certificates  
  • The center’s anchor, Whole Foods Market, earned LEED Gold and partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and its Net-Zero Energy Program commercial Building Initiative to create an energy-efficient grocery space
  • Awarded the 2011 Greater Triangle Stewardship Development Award, the 2011 City of Raleigh Environmental Award for Natural Resource Conservation and the Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women’s 2012 Best Land Use Award
  • Awarded 2015 EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award (

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