Whole Foods Markets
Whole Foods Market is committed to sustainable practices throughout their business. These efforts range from the foods and products they feature, to the store fronts they build and the efforts they invsest in reducing their environmental impact in all that they do.
Each Whole Foods Market location market is carefully designed to fit comfortably within a neighborhood. A new store is uniquely crafted to incorporate locally sourced art work and building materials, often including re-purposed or recycled materials.
The green building techniques used by Whole Foods’ design team has a goal to conserve natural resources by reducing the use of virgin raw materials used for new store construction, while also minimizing the use of toxic resins and reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are off-gassed by traditional building materials made with laminates, paints, and glues.
With several new locations opening in the Southern Pacific Region in 2011, Whole Foods Décor Designer, Paul Geary, specified ECOR for use as a preferred host material for constructing signs and ceiling fixtures in four San Diego and Orange County locations.
Charged with incorporating new local and sustainable material specifications into each of these locations, and inspired by conscientious construction methods, Paul found that using ECOR was not only the most sustainable and clean material available.
Upon completing the project, Paul also discovered that using ECOR also resulted in lighter weight signs and fixtures that were much easier and less expensive to install.