Giant Eagle’s GetGo c-store awarded LEED Silver
Pittsburgh Giant Eagle has announced that its GetGo convenience store and gas station in Wexford, Pa., received LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council. The 1,942-sq.-ft. location opened in February 2009.
This is the company’s first LEED-certified fuel and convenience store location, and one of the first nationally. In December 2004, Giant Eagle opened the nation’s first LEED-certified supermarket, in Brunswick, Ohio, near Cleveland. Since then, Giant Eagle has also been awarded LEED certification for its Shadyside Market District and New Albany (Columbus) Giant Eagle.
“Adding a LEED-certified convenience store and fuel station to our wealth of sustainable business practices underscores Giant Eagle’s commitment to environmental responsibility,” said Giant Eagle senior VP real estate Shelly Sponholz. “It is a continuation of our work thus far, and a step toward future initiatives.”
The GetGo’s sustainable features include:
- Fresh air. Air-quality sensors constantly monitor for carbon dioxide to ensure fresh, clean air throughout the store. Air quality is improved by the use of adhesives, sealants, paints, carpeting and wood products that are low in volatile organic compounds.
- Water conservation. Parking lot landscaping has been planted with drought-tolerant vegetation that requires no irrigation.
- Greater energy savings. The store is designed to consume 21% less energy than comparable, conventionally designed supermarkets, with all of the store’s electricity produced by green energy sources.
- Uses less heating and cooling. Increased insulation and day lighting help the store save energy year round.
- Cleaner atmosphere. The store uses no-ozone-depleting refrigerants in its refrigeration and cooling systems.
- Recycling and recycled materials. A majority of construction waste, such as steel and drywall, was sent to various companies for reuse. Nearly all wood used in the site is harvested from sustainable services. All cabinetry is free of urea formaldehyde and all gypsum wallboard is made from 10% recycled materials. Nearly all food by products, such as cooking oil and trimmings, are transformed into other areas including bio-diesel fuel, animal feed and lubricants.
Licensing industry honors Hasbro leader
NEW YORK Alan Hassenfeld, chairman of the executive committee and former chairman of the board Hasbro and the late Stephen Hassenfeld, CEO and chairman of the board until 1989, have been selected for induction into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association Licensing Industry Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony will take place on June 8 at the second annual LIMA Opening Night Awards Party at Licensing International Expo 2010, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
“Stephen and Alan transformed their family’s Rhode Island toy company into a global marketing powerhouse, along the way garnering Wall Street’s respect for toy companies,” said Charles Riotto, president of LIMA. “They also share LIMA’s commitment to integrity in business and to giving back to the communities and consumers who support our business. LIMA is proud to honor them as licensing industry pioneers at Licensing International Expo this June.”
Sears selects TweetMyJOBS to promote employment opportunities
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Sears Holdings has selected TweetMyJOBS, a company that uses social media and other digital platforms to inform members of new job opportunities.
“Last year, Sears Holdings posted more than 500 thousand job openings through several traditional job recruiting channels, but we’re quickly realizing that we needed to broaden our employment marketing to include social media,” said Lance Brolin, director of talent and human capital services operation for Sears Holdings. “We’ve chosen to work with TweetMyJOBS because their service is an innovative approach that can save us time, money and, most importantly, bring us the quality candidates we need.”
Job seekers can search TweetMyJOBS.com by type of work, location or specific company, or choose to receive instant notification via text message when a job fitting their criteria is posted. Online, through computers or smartphones, they can see detailed information about available positions, and view recruiter or employer web pages which further describe the job listings. After identifying a position that is ideal for them, job seekers can apply in a few short clicks. They can also proactively tweet their resume out on the “Twittersphere” for recruiters to find while searching for job candidates.