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Good Earth Market
3024 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
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The Good Earth Market is housed in a building that was originally constructed in 1956 as the auto body shop for Archie Cochrane Ford's downtown dealership. In 2005-2006 the building was renovated for the Good Earth Market, a local and organic foods cooperative. High Plains Architects and Energy A.D., the mechanical engineer, worked to leverage a tight budget as much as possible by resourcefully using as much of the existing building as possible.

After some minor demolition and the exposing of the mezzanine trusses, a radiant concrete floor was laid, and new partition walls were built for the deli kitchen, receiving area, restrooms, and offices upstairs. A new entrance was added, and garage doors were infilled.

Single pane clerestory windows were replaced with insulated low-E glazing, and new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were installed. Large compressors and some of the refrigerated cases as well as shelving and the checkout stations were salvaged from a derelict grocery store. The refrigeration system is centralized, allowing waste heat to be reclaimed for the domestic hot water system.

The building envelope is being incrementally improved with better insulation, and the few remaining single pane windows are being replaced. 





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Good Earth Market or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Service Provider:
High Plains Architects

Building Owner:*
Good Earth Market

Property Manager:*
Good Earth Market

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2010 (93)

Facility Type: Supermarket/Grocery Store

Total Floorspace: 11725 sf

Year Constructed: 1956

Contract Type: Multiple Vendor Contracts

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies