PCC Community Markets (PCC), the largest community-owned food co-op in the U.S., in collaboration with the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), today announced that the PCC Community Markets in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle is the first Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal-Certified grocery store in the world.
To obtain the certification, PCC met stringent requirements for the Materials, Place and Beauty Petals in pursuit of ILFI’s LBC Petal Certification, the world’s most rigorous green building standard.
The Ballard PCC certification comes after years of effort to reimagine store design. Built with an eye to reducing environmental impact, the store creates a unique space that nurtures a deep sense of connection to nature and the local community. The Ballard location is the first of PCC’s stores to be LBC Petal Certified.
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