Grand Opening of LEED Goodwill Store

Last week, ESPA Architects & Planners celebrated the Open House and Grand Opening of the new Goodwill facility in Burlington, NC. Incorporating a Community Resource Center as well as the retail component, this project is the first LEED project for Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina.

Ribbon cutting ceremony

Some of the project’s sustainable features include:

  1. Providing preferred parking spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicle
  2. Reducing water usage through landscaping techniques and water-saving plumbing fixture
  3. Using regional materials as well as materials with recycled content
  4. Using wood from sustainable forested resource
  5. Using paints, adhesives, flooring and other materials with Low-VOC’s

Preferred parking spaces are provided for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.

Retail center with polished concrete floors and vibrant Low-VOC paints

A Community Resource Center computer lab with daylighting and views, Low-VOC paint and resilient flooring with recycled content

The restrooms have water-saving fixtures and porcelain tile that is both regional and contains recycled content.

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