Sustainability Features

We believe that agriculture and the way our food is produced and shipped can have a significant impact on water quality and climate change. Therefore, 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 anew
  • Walkable, prime location near many bike paths and bus lines, including the future Bus Rapid Transit Line
  • Solar array on the roof – generating enough electricity to power all of the Market’s lighting
  • Innovative storm water and flood mitigation management system – an above ground cistern will capture rainwater to flush the Market toilets
  • 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

I’m excited about building a market that highlights Madison’s diverse cultures, offers a space for business start-ups, and celebrates Wisconsin agriculture. Food brings people together and the market will be a vibrant, welcoming space for everyone: a year-round special event! - Anne Reynolds

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