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Store Design

Sustainable design is part of who we are and what we do.

Store Design - Amsterdam Bank Store

Our coffee comes directly from the earth so we naturally take an interest in treating it well. We strive to reduce the impact our stores have on the environment and this commitment influences almost every aspect of how we approach design and construction, including landscape, building methods, materials, lighting and more.

We believe a coffeehouse should be a welcoming, inviting and familiar place for people to connect, so we design our stores to reflect the unique character of the neighborhoods they serve. We are also interested in the way design can connect us all to sustainable building practices and provoke thoughtful questions and engagement with the built environment. In addition to reducing energy and water consumption, we incorporate reused and recycled materials wherever possible and often use locally inspired design details and materials in our stores.

To guide our efforts, we use the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® certification program as a benchmark for success.  (LEED is short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.)  We started our LEED certification globally for all new, company-owned stores beginning in late 2010 and are gaining momentum as we continue the program.  Currently we have LEED certified stores in 18 countries around the world.

Starbucks design studios are located around the globe so that our designers can fully understand the communities they serve. The mission of each designer is to create a spectacular Starbucks café experience that is steeped in the local culture and designed to reflect the unique characteristics of each neighborhood. Together, we are fully committed to our goal of creating sustainably designed, locally relevant stores that inspire and nurture the human spirit one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.

Our Stores

  1. Brewery Blocks Store, Portland, Oregon
    Brewery Blocks – Portland, Oregon
    LEED® Certified
  2. Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
    Capitol Hill – Washington, D.C.
    LEED® Certified
  3. Information about the Conduit Street Starbucks in London, England
    Conduit Street - London, England
  4. Information about the Starbucks at 1st and Pike in Seattle, Washington
    1st and Pike - Seattle, Washington
    LEED® Certified
  5. Hollywood Vine
    Hollywood and Vine
    LEED Certified
  6. Information about the Palace Hotel Starbucks in Madrid, Spain
    Palace Hotel - Madrid, Spain
    LEED® Certified
  7. Information about the University Village Starbucks in Seattle, Washington
    University Village - Seattle, Washington
    LEED® Certified
  8. Yoido IFC B3 Store, Korea
    Yoido IFC B3 – South Korea
    LEED® Certified

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LEED® Certified Stores

Building Greener Stores

We’re creating more eco-conscious stores on a global scale from the design stage right through to construction and operations. Learn more

Building Greener Stores

Green Stores

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Explore a Green Store

Our first LEED® certified store in Seattle at 1st and Pike has been designed and built with many environmentally smart features.

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