Living Building Challenge

In 2019, PCC Community Markets became the first grocery store in the world to pursue Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal Certification. Set by the International Living Future Institute, LBC is the world’s most rigorous green building standard. See our work in three performance areas: Place, Beauty and Materials.

PLACE

We select locations that are thoughtfully positioned in each community, providing benefits like walkability, bike storage and electric vehicle charging.

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BEAUTY

We feature public art created by local artists with the sole intent of bringing beauty and a celebration of culture and community into the space.

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MATERIALS

Our projects use nontoxic and sustainably sourced materials that support an ecologically restorative, transparent and socially equitable materials economy.

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Locations

A HISTORY OF FORGING NEW GROUND

Our commitment to sustainability is nothing new. In 2006, Redmond PCC became the first grocery store in the U.S. to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification. In 2018, Burien PCC became the first grocery store in the U.S. to be certified under the new LEED v4 program.

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