DG4: Hy-Vee LEEDs

Randy Menke and James Moore in the Health Center aisle at Fairfield Hy-Vee store

In Dream Green's hometown of Fairfield, Hy-Vee just opened its second facility in accordance with LEED standards. LEED®, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance “green” buildings. Hy-Vee intends to seek LEED® certification for its Fairfield store. Additionally, the new store created an additional 125 jobs and an investment of more than $13 million to the Fairfield economy.

Stuart Tanner explained after the site visit that If the business world really is to turn green and become sustainable then one of the things that needs to happen is that businesses institute green approaches and sustainable practices because they see the economic sense in it, not because it has any publicity value but because it saves them money and secures future supplies. Fairfield’s new Hy-Vee is a prime example of this and it’s compelling to hear the thinking of the team in charge of creating a sustainable future for the Hy-Vee stores in our region."

Listen to HyVee shopper's comments:

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Guests include:

Randy Menke, Director of Hy-Vee Fairfield store.

Mike Smith, Hy-Vee Director of real estate and sustainability.

Jon Skanlan, Hy-Vee Director of refrigeration & energy management.

Jeff Markey, Hy-Vee Assistant Vice President of engineering and construction.

Daniel Willrich, Hy-Vee Assistant Director of store architecture.




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