Massa Multimedia Architecture, PC. Is proud to announce that the Ft. Totten Street Supercenter, the 3rd store in the District, has achieved LEED CI Certification! This is the first store in Walmart’s global fleet to achieve CI Certification distinction. “H” Street was the first to receive “Silver”.
Already widely recognized for our “out-of-the-big-box” thinking, MMA is a leader in re-evaluating the design industry’s traditional approach to retail architecture. Walmart and MMA saw Ft. Totten as an opportunity to take that philosophy a step further, and take advantage of the opportunity to implement sustainable design in an urban setting.
The Washington DC metropolitan area offers walkable, bike-friendly neighborhoods with great access to public transportation! Walmart encourages both their associates and customers to utilize alternative transportation options. Through the availability of multiple opportunities, such as bus, subway, train, bicycle, van or carpooling, “drive alone” trips and thus pollution and land development impacts from automobile use are greatly reduced. Some alternative transportation highlights for this Walmart project include Bicycle Commuting. In addition to individually owned bicycles, a Capital Bikeshare station is located near the front entrance of the store at the intersection. Capital Bikeshare members have access to a network of 1670+ bicycles and175+ stations across Washington DC, Arlington, VA, and Alexandria, VA. Walmart also encourages both their associates and customers to utilize carpooling & vanpooling, and we believe that education is the key to understanding all of the benefits. There are many bonuses to sharing a ride, including financial, social and environmental advantages.
Some of the Sustainable Energy and Materials include LED Sales Floor Lighting, LED Grocery Case Lighting, Zero CFC-Based Refrigerants, Exposed Concrete Flooring, and Recycled Plastic Baseboards