Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Office Depot goes green

According to LOHAS Online, Office Depot celebrated the grand opening of its first “Green” store, located at 2620 W. Anderson Lane in Austin, Texas. Office Depot’s “Green” store, which is pre-certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards by the U.S. Green Building Council, will use less energy and water in its daily operations, increase recycling and leave a much smaller overall environmental footprint than the typical store of its size. “The City of Austin is the birthplace of the USGBC and a leader in our nations fight against climate change,” said City of Austin Mayor Will Wynn. “We are proud that Office Depot chose to select Austin as the site of its green retail prototype. We think what they are doing shows real leadership and paves the path for more retailers to invest in green building.” Now let's get one in Cleveland.

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