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Vancouver B.C. Opens its First LEED® Registered Store

On March 10, 2011, we opened Vancouver’s first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) registered store. Located at the corner of West Hastings and Howe streets, this beautiful store exemplifies our approach to store design and commitment for all new stores globally to be LEED® certified.

Our Canadian store development and design teams have been busy renovating stores to link them more closely to the communities they serve. As stores are built and renovated, the teams look to source materials and employ craftspeople on a local basis, incorporating reused and recycled elements where possible.

The West Hastings and Howe Store reflects this vision. The wood tabletop for the window seating was made by a local vendor from a reclaimed glue-laminate beam that came out of an old school in Port Alberni. And the wood paneling on the walls was provided by a local vendor using reclaimed B.C. hemlock and fir re-sawn from salvaged beams.

If you've had the opportunity to visit the new LEED® store on West Hastings and Howe, let us know what you think of it.

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