#GreenBuildings in Retail—Ready For a Boom in Serbia via @USGBC

People: Consumers and investors are keenly aware of the positive impact, on the environment and on communities, that the corporate world is capable of making. LEED is a common language that carries the solid stamp of third party approval. Investors take this into consideration, and consumers are catching on. Plus, as profiled in the next section, LEED-certified retail locations prioritize human health: among their many health benefits, they have better indoor environmental quality, meaning customers and staff breathe easier and are more comfortable. In a business where customer experience is everything, this is particularly valuable. Planet: LEED-certified buildings outperform conventional buildings. Incorporating sustainability on a holistic level results in LEED retail projects using less energy and water. On average, Starbucks’ LEED stores use 30 percent less energy and...

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