“It’s been fun to hear people say, ‘What the heck is that?’
PCC has a water-tower system atop the store in Edmonds. The tower would collect rainwater, then reroute it for landscaping and flushing toilets.
The 25,252 sq. ft. grocery store, located in the Westgate neighborhood at 9803 Edmonds Way (intersection of 100th Avenue West and Edmonds Way), offers a wide selection of natural and organic products. Extensive improvements to the existing building, that maximize energy efficiency and minimize waste, are expected to qualify the store for LEED Platinum certification.
The flat roof on the 34,400 sq. ft. building is designed to collect rainwater, which is then stored in a 4,500 gallon tank adjacent to the store. Pressurized water from the tank is used to flush store toilets and irrigate landscaping around the building, saving 160,000 gallons of water annually. Two rain gardens, one in the middle of the store parking lot and another in the southwest corner, capture and clean parking lot water run-off. Vehicle oils and sediments are filtered through the rain garden’s plants, amended soil and beach pebble layers.
This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA – See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.
About the Author
Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.