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H-E-B at Mueller

Architect(s): H-E-B Design + Construction, Lake|Flato Architects, Selser Schaefer Architects
Project Type: Food Sales – Supermarket/Grocery
Project Category: New Construction
Project Site: Brownfield Site
Completion Date: 7/1/2013
Project Size: 83,587 sq. ft.
Location: Austin, Texas



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FROM THE AIA:

H-E-B at Mueller is an 83,587 square foot LEED® Gold and Austin Energy® Green Building 4-Stars retail store and fresh food market, including a pharmacy, café, community meeting room, outdoor gathering spaces, and fuel station. It serves 16 neighborhoods and is located in Mueller, a sustainable mixed-use urban Austin community. Strategies include a collaborative research, goal-setting and design process; integrated chilled water HVAC and refrigeration systems; the first North American supermarket propane refrigeration system; optimized daylighting; 169 kW roof-top solar array; electric vehicle charging; all LED lighting; and reclaimed water use for landscape irrigation, toilets, and cooling tower make-up water.

JURY COMMENTS:

The jury was happy to see this type of program addressed. This prototype store rethought the energy and water use for a typical supermarket. The store replaced display ice with refrigerated cases, made extensive use of daylighting, and created a large entry vestibule that serves as a thermal buffer between the inside and the outdoors—important in a climate such as Texas.

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BY THE NUMBERS:


  • Estimated percent of occupants using public transit, cycling or walking: 10%
  • Daylighting at levels that allow lights to be off during daylight hours: 93%
  • Lighting Power Density: 0.92 watts/sf
  • Views to the Outdoors: 50%
  • Percent reduction of regulated potable water: 60%
  • Total EUI actual (kBtu/sf/yr): 245
  • Net EUI actual (kBtu/sf/yr): 237
  • Percent reduction from National Median EUI for Building Type (actual): 57%


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