Publix store receives Gold LEED certification
LAKELAND, Fla., April 15, 2010 — Through a collaboration with North American Properties, Publix is proud to announce its first Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified store:
“We learned a lot about sustainable building through this store,” said Publix Director of Media Relations Maria Brous. “We continue to look for ways to conserve resources and be responsible citizens in our communities while finding the best value for ourselves and our customers.”
The U.S. Green Building Council was formed in 1993 and adopted a program to define and measure sustainable buildings. Five years later, it launched LEED, which has become the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED certification criteria is based on many aspects, including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
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