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9/30/2009
Harris Teeter’s Second LEED Store Gives Shoppers an Opportunity to Go Green and Save Green
EPA also awards new Harris Teeter store with GreenChill's Gold-Level certification

Charlotte, NC – Harris Teeter is serious about its commitment to environmental sustainability and is excited to announce the opening of a new location that is both a registered Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) store and a certified GreenChill Gold-Level store. The new Harris Teeter, located in East Gate Marketplace on 25401 Eastern Marketplace Plaza in Chantilly, VA, will open on Wednesday, October 14 following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:00 am. 

Similar to other Harris Teeter locations, the new store will have recycling centers in the lobby but was built with additional energy and environmental design components in mind that allowed it to apply for LEED certification.  Over 62% of all building materials were manufactured regionally (within 500 miles of the store), 94% of all construction waste was recycled, and 99% of all wood used during construction came from certified sustainable forests.  Freezer cases were designed with LED lighting and water saving devices were installed in all of the water fixtures.  The store is 25% more energy efficient than the industry average and uses 70% less refrigerant load. 

Harris Teeter’s newest location in Chantilly also received GreenChill’s Gold-Level store certification.  GreenChill certification is awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The GreenChill program recognizes stores for using environmentally friendlier commercial refrigeration systems.  This is the ninth store in the nation to receive this honor and Harris Teeter’s third Gold-Level store, the most of any company on the east coast.

Harris Teeter also gives its shoppers a variety of ways to go green.  Shoppers are encouraged to purchase reusable Harris Teeter shopping bags for $0.99.  If they choose to use paper and plastic grocery bags, Harris Teeter offers shoppers convenient recycling centers in all store lobbies where they can deposit their paper and plastic bags. In addition, this store will also have recycling bins in the lobby designated for bottles and cans. 

To save green, Harris Teeter encourages its shoppers to visit harristeeter.com and sign up for a Very Important Customer (VIC) card.  The VIC card allows shoppers to take advantage of weekly specials, participate in VIC promotions, sweepstakes and, best of all, it is FREE!  Shoppers can also sign up for e-VIC and have weekly specials e-mailed to them every Wednesday, notifying them when items they regularly buy are on sale. Plus they will receive member only discounts! 

Fast Facts

Store Address:   East Gate Marketplace
   25401 Eastern Marketplace
   Chantilly, VA 20152 
Opening Date:    Wednesday, October 14 at 8:00 am
Square Footage:  55,300
Store Hours:   24 hours
Pharmacy Hours:  Monday – Friday 9a – 9p, Saturday 9a – 7p, Sunday 12p – 6p

Full Service Meat Department and Fresh Meat Experts • Full Service Fishermans Market • Farmers Market Produce and Certified Green Thumb Experts • Full Service Floral and Custom Floral Arrangements • Expanded Fresh Cut Flower Section • Party Trays • Gift Basket Program • Full Service Fresh Foods Market Deli/Bakery • Sushi • Self Serve Olives • Salad Bar and Fresh Made Salads •  Cheeses from Around the World • European Pastries • Custom Cakes including Ice Cream Cakes • Made to Order Sandwich Program •  Rotisserie Items •  Slicing Meats & Cheeses • Artisan Breads • Specialty and Organic Foods • Pharmacy • Western Union • Coinstar • Red Box DVD Rental Kiosk • Double Coupons • Club 60 Senior Discount • Sit-down eating area • Express Lane Home Shopping

Harris Teeter is excited to welcome over 80 new hires to the company and is looking forward to providing its new shoppers with a wide variety of top quality products and the best in customer service.

www.harristeeter.com