Tractor Supply Company’s new distribution center in Casa Grande, Arizona achieved LEED® Silver certification from U.S. Green Building Council

Award Marks Second LEED Silver Certification Achieved by Tractor Supply in the Past Year

BRENTWOOD, TN, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that the Company’s new distribution center in Casa Grande, Arizona has achieved LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This marks the second LEED Silver certification awarded to a Tractor Supply Company facility within the last year.

“We are extremely proud to be opening our second LEED Silver certified facility, as Tractor Supply continues to demonstrate an ongoing commitment, through our Stewardship Program, to environmental sustainability,” said Benjamin Parish, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, who oversees the Stewardship Program at Tractor Supply. “Our Stewardship Program is a process of continuous improvement as we identify ways to become more efficient, eliminate waste and reduce our impact on the environment.”

Construction of the Company’s new 600,000 plus square-foot distribution center in Casa Grande, Arizona was recently completed, with the help of J.M. Mullis, Inc. who served as the site selection consultant and DC Project Management, LLC, who served as the construction management firm for the project. The facility began receiving inventory in early October and is on schedule to begin shipping to stores in December. Over time, this distribution center will have the capacity to service upwards of 250 stores in the Southwest region.

Tractor Supply’s Casa Grande distribution center is the second largest warehouse in the State of Arizona to be awarded LEED for New Construction Silver certification. Additionally, the facility is the fifth largest certified LEED for New Construction project overall in Arizona. The new distribution center is expected to reduce energy costs by 40 percent compared with baseline code requirements, as well as reduce potable water usage by 40 percent indoors and 72 percent outdoors.

Tractor Supply was able to build the new distribution center to the LEED Silver standard by incorporating a number of environmentally friendly features, including:

  • Energy efficient design and heating/cooling systems;
  • Water saving plumbing and irrigation systems;
  • Recycled and regionally sourced building materials;
  • Low-emitting materials for all adhesives, paints, carpet systems; and
  • LED lighting.

H&M Construction served as the design/build company for the facility, and the LEED consultant was greenStudio, a sustainability division of Hastings Architecture Associates.

Tractor Supply’s first LEED silver certification was awarded in November 2014 for the building of the Company’s Store Support Center in Brentwood, Tennessee.

“We have seen immediate positive environmental impacts that exceed the originally expected energy savings at the Store Support Center,” said Clay Teter, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Construction. “We look to mirror these positive results with the new LEED Silver certified distribution center in Casa Grande, as we work hard to serve as good stewards of our community, land and future generations to come.”

For more information on Tractor Supply’s environmental sustainability efforts through its Stewardship Program, please visit www.TractorSupply.com.

About Tractor Supply Company
At September 26, 2015, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,465 stores in 49 states. The Company’s stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

Christine Skold
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
(615) 440-4000

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Source: Tractor Supply Company

The Super Stop & Shop stores in Hyannis, Hyde Park and Wayland, Mass. received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

Hyannis, Hyde Park and Wayland, MA stores Awarded LEED Silver Status As the Company Continues its Commitment to the Environment

Quincy, MA, 2015-1-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop and Shop Supermarket Company LLC and its parent company Ahold USA recently achieved another milestone in their commitment to building greener sustainable stores. The Super Stop & Shop stores in Hyannis, Hyde Park and Wayland, Massachusetts have each received Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the national accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. Stop & Shop has 13 superstores which are LEED certified, with 4 of these having received LEED Silver certification.

There are four levels of LEED certifications; Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The number of points a project earns determines the level of LEED certification that the project will receive. The three Super Stop & Shop stores received innovative credits in the LEED certification process and were able to obtain the distinguished LEED Silver rating based upon increased environmental benefits.

Starting with the site design, all three stores implemented storm water management techniques to treat storm water runoff and remove pollutants. The Hyannis, MA store used permeable pavers and bio filtration islands in the parking areas to reduce and treat runoff. The Wayland, MA store was able to significantly reduce the quantity of storm water runoff leaving the site by using Low Impact Development (LID) techniques, thereby reducing runoff impacts to surrounding areas. The site lighting design for the Hyannis, MA store achieved the Light Pollution Reduction credit reducing light trespass and minimizing negative impacts of nighttime light pollution.

The Wayland, MA store is the first store to achieve the LEED credit for On-Site Renewable Energy. 627 photovoltaic panels on the roof use the sun’s energy to generate electricity for the store. The panels generate renewable energy that offsets 12.6% of the store’s total energy costs and reduces carbon emissions as well.

The Wayland, MA store is also the second store to install a CO2 refrigeration system and thereby achieve a LEED Innovation credit for ‘Innovative Refrigeration for Food Storage and Display. The state-of the-art refrigeration system improves energy efficiency of this equipment by about 40% and reduces global warming impacts by nearly 50%.

All three stores achieved several Materials and Resources LEED credits by utilizing an average of 26% recycled content materials, 45% regional materials and nearly 90% certified wood. In addition to the standard Ahold palette of environmentally-friendly interior materials that achieve a number of the credits for materials and healthy indoor air quality, two of these stores, Hyde Park and Hyannis, achieved a credit for installing ceiling and wall systems that meet stringent indoor air quality standards.

In addition to building LEED certified stores, Stop & Shop is also committed to reducing its energy consumption in all its stores as part of its goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 20% by 2015 using 2008 as a base line. The company is also focused on reducing its cardboard, plastic, organic and food waste and has set a goal to reach zero waste by 2020. This means that at least 90% of its total waste will be diverted from landfills.

Joe Kelley, president of the Stop &Shop New England Division commented, “We are utilizing innovative green building technologies, and building our new stores according to the LEED standards, this is part of our commitment to environmental stewardship and our promise to be a Better Neighbor. We are very proud to have achieved the distinguished LEED Silver certification status in our Hyannis, Hyde Park and Wayland stores. Stop & Shop has been building energy efficient stores for over 15 years and we are committed to using less energy in our operations. We are constantly working at reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and the environmental impact of our operations on the communities we serve.”

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

Contacts:
Annmarie Seldon
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 276-7756
aseldon@webershandwick.com