Plano, Texas J.C. Penney Co.’s corporate headquarters in Plano, Texas, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The building serves as a workplace for more than 5,500 associates and is the third largest campus facility in the nation to receive the designation.
The company spent five years retrofitting the 1.9 million-sq.-ft. facility, addressed areas related to energy and water savings, indoor environmental quality and recycling waste.
"While purchasing renewable energy credits is an easier way to go 'green,' we chose to examine our operations and institute meaningful changes that will advance the company's goal to reduce energy usage 20% by 2015,” said Mike Theilmann, chief human resources and administration officer for J.C. Penney.
The improvements include: