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Top U.S. Retail Companies With LEED Certified Stores, Buildings and Facilities

Major Retail Chains Prove Their Long-term Commitment to the Green Movement

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For some retailers the green movement is little more than a public relations opportunity to write a press release after changing a light bulb. Other members of the U.S. retail industry consider green retailing to be a real and important challenge to create a sustainable future by fundamentally changing the way they do business.

The major retail chains that are leading the American green retailing movement are making substantial investments and long-term commitments in their processes, products, and even their facilities. What follows is a list of U.S. retail companies that have buildings or commercial interiors that have been certified with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) status from the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification recognizes that the retailer's physical facility has met the standards to be classified as an official "green building," as defined by the council.

This list is arranged according to the four levels of certification that can be awarded, with the "platinum" level being the highest classification.

U.S. Retailers With New Construction Buildings, LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council:

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Gurnee Mills
Gurnee, IL
Platinum LEED Rating

Hannaford
August, ME
Platinum LEED Rating

Denny's
Joliet, IL
Gold LEED Rating

McDonald's
Cary, NC
Gold LEED Rating

McDonald's
Chicago, IL
Gold LEED Rating

Office Depot, Anderson Lane
Austin, TX
Gold LEED Rating

Best Buy, Stafford Township
Manahawkin, NJ
Silver LEED Rating

Kohl's
Burlington, WI
Silver LEED Rating

Kohl's
Linden, NJ
Silver LEED Rating

L.L. Bean Data Center
Freeport, ME
Silver LEED Rating

Retail Pilot Supermarket
Boulder, CO
Silver LEED Rating

BP, 29th & J St.
Sacramento, CA
Certified LEED Rating

Kohl's
Gibsonia, PA
Certified LEED Rating

Subway
Chapel Hill, NC
Certified LEED Rating

Subway
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Certified LEED Rating

U.S. Retailers With Commercial Interiors, LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council:

Coldwater Creek
Austin, TX
Gold LEED Rating

Coldwater Creek
Gig Harbor, WA
Gold LEED Rating

KFC/Taco Bell
Northampton, MA
Gold LEED Rating

L.L. Bean
Colonie, NY
Gold LEED Rating

Pizza Fusion
Weston, FL
Gold LEED Rating

REI
Boulder, CO
Gold LEED Rating

Timberland, Northshore
Peabody, MA
Gold LEED Rating

Coldwater Creek
Bee Cave, TX
Silver LEED Rating

Coldwater Creek
San Antonio, TX
Silver LEED Rating

L.L. Bean
Mansfield, MA
Silver LEED Rating

L.L. Bean
South Windsor, CT
Silver LEED Rating

REI
Pittsburgh, PA
Silver LEED Rating

Timberland, Rockingham
Salem, NH
Silver LEED Rating

Coldwater Creek
Boulder, CO
Certified LEED Rating

Pizza Fusion
Wellington, FL
Certified LEED Rating

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