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Staples earns LEED Gold certification

March 03, 2009
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MIAMI — Office supplies retailer Staples Inc. has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for its 20,000-square-foot store on Biscayne Blvd., according to a press release.
The company originally intended to achieve LEED Silver certification, but exceeded the initial expectations, the release stated.
Some of the sustainable elements in the construction include: Rainwater collection, water-efficient fixtures, utilizing recycled building materials and on-site recycling, the release noted.
Additional factors that led to LEED Gold certification are the building''s proximity to public transportation, bike racks to promote self-powered transportation and the diversion of construction waste from landfills, the release added.
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