Wild by Nature in Oceanside, LI

Wild by Nature in Oceanside has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for new construction by the U.S. Green Building Council. Wild by Nature is the first Supermarket in the State of New York to be awarded LEED Gold certification!

Wild by Nature was designed to achieve LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. LEED verifies environmental performance, occupant health and financial return. LEED was established for market leaders to design & construct buildings that protect and save precious resources while also making good economic sense.

Following are a list of sustainable, energy efficient, or environmentally practices or items that have been incorporated into the Wild By Nature in Oceanside.

  1. Preferred parking for Low Emitting Vehicles, bicycle racks and employee showers encourage alternative transportation.
  2. A highly reflective, white “cool roof” reduces heat island effect.
  3. Drought tolerant plantings eliminate the need for irrigation.
  4. Waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets and low-flow faucets reduce building water use by more than 40%.
  5. Integrated commissioning ensures the building’s energy system works efficiently and effectively.
  6. Heat reclamation from the refrigeration system provides the heat for the building’s water.
  7. Highly efficient heating and cooling systems increase energy savings.
  8. A central Building Management System provides a high level of control over building systems.
  9. Skylights provide additional lighting and a welcome environment, and daylight harvesting lowers lighting levels as necessary.
  10. Refrigerant leakage detection protects unnecessary contamination from the refrigeration system, and building air-conditioning uses R-410A, a less harmful refrigerant to the atmosphere. LED lighting, high-efficiency compressors, and other measures significantly reduce the energy use of the store’s refrigeration system.
  11. CO2 monitors and air-flow measurement devices ensure proper ventilation.
  12. Construction waste was minimal and a significant portion of waste was recycled.
  13. Fly-ash was incorporated in to the concrete foundations, reducing the building’s carbon footprint.
  14. The steel, concrete, block, carpet, tile, and drywall used to construct the building boast recycled content.
  15. The concrete and the majority of the concrete block and drywall were also manufactured regionally, reducing the impact of material transportation.
  16. Paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants with low levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and composite woods with no added urea-formaldehyde provide a healthy indoor environment for employees and customers.
  17. During occupancy, Wild By Nature will provide the capacity to recycle cardboard, paper, metal, plastic, glass and plastic bags.
  18. Green Cleaning and Integrated Pest Management will further protect the integrity of the indoor air quality in the building.

About LEED®

The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified greenbuilding criteria. The six major environmental categories of review include: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental. Quality and Innovation and Design. Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of LEED green building certification are awarded based on the total number of points earned within each LEED category.

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