Manhattan’s Lower East Side is the latest New York City neighborhood to embrace sustainability, albeit in its own unique way, of course.
Subway has opened its first Eco-Store in Florida, which the company hopes will become a model for its future branches, all of which will be LEED-certified.
“Green Branch” is now a registered trademark of PNC Bank. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) recently granted the mark to PNC, which is actively participating in USGBC’s LEED Portfolio Pilot Program. PNC currently manages forty LEED-certified branch banks in six states, with more on the way. Fifteen of these branches have been certified […]
The intersection of sustainability and the retail sector has been a hot topic of late (see our recent post regarding discussion at the ICSC fall conference in New Orleans a few weeks ago, as well as an announcement from Kohl’s that it will seek LEED certification for 80 new stores beginning next year). The topic […]
Stop & Shop Supermarket Company (Quincy, MA) announced last week that it is the first and only supermarket chain in the country that’s been accepted into USGBC’s LEED Portfolio Pilot Program, which is now closed and should launch officially sometime in early 2008. Along with its sister company Giant Food (Landover, MD), Stop & Shop […]
The International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”) devoted attention to the intersection of sustainability and shopping center development at its 2007 Fall Conference in New Orleans, which wrapped up earlier this week. Specific green retail projects that were discussed included the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, which has reduced its energy costs by C$400,000 since […]
Over the past month or so, I’ve noticed that Crain’s New York Business has included an increasing number of articles on a variety of green building- and green business- issues. This week, Elisabeth Butler notes the proliferation of eco-friendly New York City retailers, from the Lower East Side’s MooShoes, which sells vegan shoes and accessories […]
This is my second post in what I hope will continue to be a series reacting to each chapter of the 2006 Building Design + Construction White Paper: Green Buildings and the Bottom Line. Chapter 4 discusses retail stores and their comparatively slow adaptation of sustainable design principles. Why care? Retail stores are the largest […]