SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Wells Fargo & Company has announced that it received a 2011 Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its commitment to environmentally responsible building design, construction and operation, according to a press release.
"We''re honored to be recognized for our efforts to build and operate our properties in a way that provides better banking experiences for our customers, a healthier work environment for our team members and a cleaner environment for the communities we serve," said Bob Chlebowski, executive vice president of the distribution strategies and services group.
According to the release, Wells Fargo''s "greener" building highlights include:
• Implemented Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines in more than half of its retail banking stores, with plans to implement LEED standards in all of its retail banking stores, representing about 6,000 buildings or approximately 30 million square feet
• Recognized as one of the first companies to earn LEED pre-certification for its newly built stores
• Integrated LEED guidelines into its contract negotiations for exterior signage, janitorial services and waste management providers.
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