BOCA RATON, Fla. Office Depot announced that it has opened its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Commercial Interiors (CI) registered store in Austin, Texas on July 15. Office Depot said it expects the store to be certified a few months after opening.
Office Depot also announced that beginning with the Austin store, all new and relocated North American Office Depot retail locations will receive LEED CI certification, including 14 stores planned for 2010.
“Office Depot is at the forefront of corporate environmental sustainability,” said Kevin Peters, president of North American Retail for Office Depot. “And LEED CI is a step forward in our expanded effort to grow greener.”
The Austin store features skylights, sensors to reduce energy use, water conservation interior fixtures and other aspects designed to make the store more efficient.