Staples To Open Environmentally Friendly Store In Miami
Sep 25, 2007
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Retailer Staples will open a green retail building registered with the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The new store's green design features:

  • A reflective roofing system to help improve energy performance and reduce "heat island effect" contributing to higher city temperatures;
  • Collection of rainwater through rooftop gutter systems and ithe nstallation of waterless urinals and low-flow toilets
  • Drywall, steel, concrete, bathroom partitions, carpet, and parking stops made from recycled materials;
  • On-site recycling for paper, plastic, glass, and cardboard

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