Victoria’s Secret Takes the LEED
February 21, 2011
At Limited Brands, we think green is sexy.
As an enterprise, we’ve made a commitment to consistently improve on and expand our environmental stewardship efforts, and the U.S. Green Building Council has taken notice. Victoria’s Secret store #1410 in Wesley Chapel, Florida was recently deemed LEED silver certified for Commercial Interiors. The store joins DC 7, which was inducted into the elite silver certified club in 2010.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and the LEED Green Building Rating System™ is a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Achieving one of the four levels of LEED certification -- Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum – is the best way to demonstrate that a building is truly "green.“
Our LEED silver-certified store stands apart because …
- The building materials are sustainable and include recycled steel studding, and recycled and locally sourced drywall and ceiling tiles. The entry mats were created using recycled tires. Even the insulation is earth-friendly – it’s made from old blue jeans!
- The lighting system is sustainable too … and smart. Sensors turn off unneeded lights when the sun is shining brightly, and the store uses a recycling program for fluorescent bulbs
- It was the first Limited Brands store to use a new, more environmentally friendly type of air conditioning refrigerant called 401A, which is now the standard for all new construction stores