- Tanner & Moore - 20110623 - DGS 4: Hy-Vee - Randy Menke - Mike Smith

Randy Menke and James in the Health Center aisle at Fairfield Hy-Vee store

dreamgreen  Iowans making a greener tomorrow... today.

Join co-hosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore Thursday, June 24th on KRUU-FM at 7pm (rebroadcast on Mon at 7am), as they visit their hometown, Hy-Vee store. This new 64,000-square-foot building in Fairfield is the company’s second store built in accordance with LEED® standards. LEED®, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance “green” buildings. Hy-Vee intends to seek LEED® certification for the new Fairfield store. The new store also created an additional 125 jobs and an investment of more than $13 million to the Fairfield economy.

Guests include: Randy Menke, Director of Hy-Vee Fairfield store, Mike Smith, Director of real estate and sustainability, Jon Skanlan, Director of refrigeration & energy management, Jeff Markey, Assistant Vice President of engineering and construction and Daniel Willrich, Assistant Director of store architecture.

Stuart Tanner explained after the site visit that If the business world really is to turn green and become sustainable then one of the things that needs to happen is that businesses institute green approaches and sustainable practices because they see the economic sense in it not because it has any publicity value but because it saves them money and secures future supplies.  Fairfield’s new Hy-Vee is a prime example of this and it’s compelling to hear the thinking of the team in charge of creating a sustainable future for the Hy-Vee stores in our region."