Georgetown Safeway to seek LEED certification
When it reopens in 2010, the produce aisle may not be Social Safeway’s only “green” feature. Owners of the currently under-construction Safeway on Wisconsin Avenue will seek LEED certification for the new building, DCmud reports.
LEED certification is awarded by the U. S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization which bills the award as the “nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.” Georgetown University seeks LEED certification for its new buildings, too.
Unfortunately, students and Georgetown residents won’t be able to marvel at Social Safeway’s eco-whatever features until May—not March, as originally planned. Safeway will continue its free delivery to Georgetown area codes for orders over $50 until it reopens. The code for free groceries is “FREE642.”
Photo from Social Safeway website.