First Store in the World to Achieve Zero Carbon Certification: Amazon Fresh Did That!
Amazon Fresh in Seattle achieved a first, the first grocery store in the world to receive and achieve a Zero Carbon Certification. The ILFI (International Living Future Institute certification is a globally accepted (and laborious) standard that requires a “combustion-free systems, reductions in operational and embodied carbon impacts of a building, and measured achievement through demonstrated data.” Since opening last year, this store has saved 100 Tons in CO2 emissions. Four additional Amazon Fresh buildings are being evaluated as well, this is supporting Amazon’s overall goal and Climate Pledge to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
The Amazon Fresh building, now holding this esteemed certification, is in North Seattle on Aurora Avenue and was reviewed for 12 consecutive months. This two-year-old store is 35,000 square feet and was thoughtfully built to support Amazon’s climate goals and contain sustainable features, such as fully electric kitchen, a refrigeration system that usings all natural refrigerant, and of course electric charging stations for customers.
The Senior Vice President of Amazon’s Worldwide Grocery Stores said, “I couldn’t be prouder of the team and everyone involved in this achievement.”