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Old Navy LEEDs the way

ExperienceEmily Phillips, Store ManagerComment
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Here at Old Navy in Forth Worth, Texas there’s a lot of green. I’m not talking about the vibrant Spring color popping from the racks. I’m talking about the energy-saving systems in the store.

Before I started here, I had never heard of the term LEED. Now, I can say, I can carry on a pretty long party conversation about it.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. And, in order for a building to earn LEED certification– you have to prove that you have systems in place to save water and energy as well as ways to improve indoor air quality and reduce emissions.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) sets the standards. And, because it’s a pretty big commitment, it’s a relatively small list of retailerswho meet the challenge.

The Old Navy store just received its LEED Silver certification making this the very first LEED certified store, so far, in the Gap Inc. family.

Take a peek at the store on our YouTube video.