Albertsons Clairemont San Diego, Calif.
WiTh a cLearLY DeFineD integrated design approach and high benchmarking goals,
the project team implemented innovative energy and waste reduction features. an on-site natural gas
fuel cell powers the store. although parallel interconnection with the utility grid provides a dual energy
supply stream, the fuel cell has the capacity to generate 100 percent of the store’s annual electricity usage.
Waste heat generated by the fuel cell is reclaimed to heat and cool the store, and the chiller is water-fired.
Demand-controlled ventilation cuts the energy consumption, as does LeD accent, track and refrigerated
case lighting. an energy management system dims ambient light levels in accordance with daylight
levels from the numerous skylights. While providing appropriate color rendering for produce and per-
ishables, the system exceeds california Title 24 code requirements for the lighting power load by almost
20 percent. The store’s overall energy consumption is 10 percent below Title 24 allotment. To ensure that
the building performs as it was designed, an independent firm served as commissioning authority.
Diverting 86.9 percent of construction waste from landfills was merely the beginning of the project’s
waste management achievements. Targeting a zero-waste store, the project team instituted an aggressive recycling program in lieu of trash compactors, established new operational procedures, and educated the store’s operational personnel to implement those procedures. With excess product donated to
a local food bank, the Fresh rescue recycling program helps the store come close to zero waste.
certified to the gold level of ePa’s greenchill certification program, the store employs a refrigeration
leak detection and cFc reduction program. a glycol-based secondary refrigeration system minimizes
the primary refrigerant charge.
Built to LeeD silver standards, the store cut water consumption by more than 45 percent thanks to
water-saving plumbing fixtures. The store also features regional materials and materials with sustain-
able attributes, such as Fsc-certified wood trim and doors, energy star roofing, green Label Plus flooring,
and green seal paints and coatings.
Architect: Mcg architecture, irvine, ca
Design: sUPerVaLU store Design services,
eden Prairie, Mn
Electrical Engineering: Dc engineering, Meridian, iD
Fixture Contractor: steve Julius general contractor,
san clemente, ca
General Contractor: eleven Western Builders,
HVAC: Trane, Bloomington, Mn
Lighting: DMa Lighting, Boise, iD
Lighting: graybar, Boise, iD
Plumbing/Mechanical Engineering: LLs Plumbing/
Mechanical engineering, Los angeles, ca
Refrigeration: hussman, salt Lake city, UT
Refrigeration Engineering: c Ta refrigeration
engineering, Boise, iD
Retailer: sUPerVaLU, eden Prairie, Mn
Store Fixtures: Dgs, Payson, UT
Store Fixtures: hubert, harrison, Oh
Store Fixtures: Lozier, Omaha, ne