REI Opens Innovative LEED Certified Green Retail Store
Last week, PSFK took a look at potential green transportation alternatives when we drove the Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered Chevrolet Equinox. This week we’re having a look at a new retail store that is also at the forefront of eco-consciousness.
Outdoor gear and clothing retailer REI recently opened it’s latest LEED Silver Certified store in Boulder Colorado. This location is the first in the country to use the new LEED for Retail criteria. The store is part prototype and part laboratory intending to test new retail concepts and the performance of green building features, including state-of-the-art technology and environmentally friendly materials.