Shoe company takes LEED to the mall and wins platinum

Dive Brief:

  • The Destiny Mall in Syracuse, NY, had achieved a LEED Gold certification for an expansion constructed in 2012, and a store fitted out for the sport shoe company Puma went one better than the landlord, getting a LEED Platinum certificate last month.
  • A spokeswoman for Puma said the store was one of 17 nationally that have achieved platinum in the U.S. Green Building Council's category for interior design and construction retail.
  • Among the ways Puma optimized were lights that shine at alternating 45-degree angles to maximize the covered area and use less power than conventional retail installations, low-flow water systems, modular and reusable fixtures, recycled metals, and low-VOC paints.

Dive Insight:

Puma did not say if the LEED-targeted store cost a premium over conventional construction and fit-out. The company makes sustainability a corporate goal, saying on its website that it is "on a sustainability journey to improve our business and the lives of generations to come." Puma hired architects Colkitt&Co, KLH Engineers, Complete Construction Company, Executive Retail Interiors LLC, National Energy  & Light Inc. to design and construct the store.

and Bergmann Associates

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