The USGBC has awarded LEED Gold certification for Timberland’s Peabody, Mass. store location, and LEED Silver certification for Timberland’s Salem, N.H. store location, making Timberland the first company to achieve LEED certification specifically for mall-based retail stores, the company announced.
The stores were constructed using 100 percent reclaimed lumber, repurposing 100 percent of stockroom shelving, reducing water usage by 50 percent, ensuring that 90 percent of equipment and appliances installed are Energy Star eligible and recycling 90 percent of the construction waste at one site, and 50 percent of the construction waste at the other.
Timberland is on the Ethisphere Institute’s 2008 list of 2008 World’s Most Ethical Companies, it was announced recently. Along with Ford, Timberland also received the top sustainability reporting award in an international competition organized by the Boston-based Ceres coalition and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.