Price Chopper Completes First Phase of Construction of Greener HQ
Golub Corp., parent company of the 117-store Price Chopper grocery chain in the Northeast, held a “topping off” celebration last week upon the completion of steel construction on the new Price Chopper corporate offices in Schenectady, N.Y. During the event, a high beam was lifted into place after being signed by attendees including president and CEO Neil Golub, and then decorated with a pine tree, according to Scandinavian tradition. The steel was erected by Guilderland Center, N.Y.-based Christina Steel, Inc.
The six-story 240,000-square-foot building, located at One Golub Center, the corner of Nott Street and Maxon Road, will house 1,000 corporate associates when it is completed later this year.
The structure will incorporate the use of recycled materials such as carpeting and steel, wherever possible; daylight harvesting, raised flooring throughout the building to allow for more efficient installation of electrical and HVAC components; energy management controls; rainwater harvesting for irrigation, and a fuel cell to supplement power from the grid.
Bill Goodrich, CEO of Rochester, N.Y.-based LaChase Construction, told the Albany, N.Y., Times Union that the builders are aiming for the U.S. Green Building Council's gold-level LEED rating.
The move to the new headquarters will enable Golub to expand its warehouse in Rotterdam, N.Y. by 500,000 square feet.