Sustainability Features

Understanding that agriculture and the way our food is produced and shipped can have a significant impact on water quality and climate change, the Madison Public Market will support our local farmers and food systems while maintaining a lighter ecological foot print.

Sustainability features of the Madison Public Market development include:

  • Reuse of an existing building instead of building new
  • Prime location near many bus lines and bike paths. Located near the future Bus Rapid Transit Line
  • Solar array on the roof
  • Innovate storm water management system
  • Use of daylighting and overhead doors to decrease use of artificial lighting and air conditioning
  • Exploration of using edible plantings for landscaping

Click here for sustainability strategies on water, energy, multimodal transportation and wellness, change and ecology

It’s exciting to see the progress being made toward opening a public market in Madison–it’s been a long time coming! Not only will we have access to local foods year-round, but the vision and development of this market is truly inclusive and diverse, working with a number of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs of color, from a diversity of cultural backgrounds. Food is such an important expression of culture and a means for connection–I’m looking forward to celebrating and connecting with our diverse community of inspiring and passionate food entrepreneurs at our public market! - Otehlia Cassidy, Madison Eats Food Tours

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