ILFI announces pilotS with pcc community markets
At its annual Living Future conference, the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced a two new initiatives that PCC Community Markets is helping to pilot. We are already testing volume certification with Living Building Challenge 3.1 Materials Petal certification on PCC’s upcoming new stores. Ballard and West Seattle recently started construction, while Bellevue, Downtown Seattle and Madison Valley are in planning. Volume certification allows for great efficiency, especially when creating similar spaces. ILFI also introduced a new certification called CORE, which PCC will test on at least one store in 2020. CORE requires 10 of the 20 Living Building Challenge 4.0 imperatives and sets aggressive yet realistic performance targets.
PCC West Seattle is set to be the first grocery store in the world to pursue Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal Certification.
PCC community markets receives leed certification for new burien store
PCC Community Markets announced that its newest store in Burien, WA received its LEED certification, making it the first grocery store to successfully navigate LEED v4. We coordinated a large team to make this a reality on a tight timeline. The store opened in May 2018.
Seattle city light announces new program pilot
Seattle City Light is looking for projects to test its Energy Efficiency as a Service program (EEaS), which is an evolution of the MEETS financial structure used at the Bullitt Center. The basic premise is that a building owner can earn a recurring financial reward from SCL for developing and operating a high performing building. Tenants pay “business as usual” electricity bills, and the owner is paid 8 cents/kWh for the difference between this modeled code baseline and the building’s actual metered performance.