All new locations have now achieved top environmental standard - a first in Canadian retail sustainability
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Target is pleased to announce that an additional 44 store locations in Canada have been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. This announcement means that all 68 newly launched Target locations have been awarded LEED certification - a first for a major retailer in Canada.
Target is pursuing LEED certification for all 124 stores scheduled to open in Canada this year. Target is obtaining LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED Volume Program, which streamlines the certification process for buildings in both Canada and the U.S.
"Environmental sustainability at Target is fundamental to our business, and we have been working hard in Canada over the past few years to open our most sustainable collection of stores to date," said Derek Jenkins, senior vice president, External Relations, Target Canada. "We are confident that all 124 store locations opening this year will be awarded LEED certification, making Target a leader among Canadian mass retailers when it comes to having sustainable store buildings."
In order to obtain certification, remaining Target stores will undergo various rounds of audits throughout 2013, which must meet stringent criteria across five LEED categories including: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Target locations awarded LEED certification include:
British Columbia (12)
Campbell River - Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre
Coquitlam - Coquitlam Centre
Courtenay - Driftwood Mall
Cranbrook - Tamarack Mall
Delta - Scottsdale Mall
Kamloops- Sahali Centre Mall
Kelowna - Orchard Plaza
Langley - Willowbrook Shopping Centre
Nanaimo - Nanaimo North Town Centre
Prince George - Pine Centre
Vernon - Village Green Mall
Victoria - Tillicum Centre
Calgary - Chinook Centre
Calgary - Forest Lawn Shopping Centre
Calgary - Market Mall
Calgary - Shoppes at Shawnessy
Calgary - Signal Hill Centre
Edmonton - Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre
Edmonton - Mill Woods Town Centre
Edmonton - West Edmonton Mall
Grande Prairie - Prairie Mall
Medicine Hat - Medicine Hat Mall
Red Deer - Bower Place
Sherwood Park - Sherwood Park Mall
St. Albert - St. Albert Centre
Regina - Northgate Shopping Centre
Saskatoon - The Mall at Lawson Heights
Saskatoon - Centre at Circle & Eighth
Brandon - Shoppers Mall
Winnipeg - Kildonan Place Shopping Centre
Winnipeg - Southdale Centre
Ancaster - Meadowlands Power Centre
Brampton - Bramalea City Centre
Chatham - Thames Lea Plaza
Hamilton - South Hamilton Square
Hamilton - Queenston Place
Kingston - Cataraqui Town Centre
Kitchener - Laurentian Power Centre
Niagara Falls - 7190 Morrison Street
North Bay - 1899 Algonquin Avenue
Oakville - South Oakville Centre
Oshawa - Five Points Mall
Thunder Bay - Intercity Shopping Centre
Welland - Seaway Mall
"LEED is a rigorous leadership standard, and obtaining even a single certification is a significant achievement," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "For Target, securing certification for this portfolio of buildings is truly extraordinary. We congratulate Target and commend it for its demonstrated commitment to creating healthier buildings and communities throughout Canada."
Target plans to open 124 stores across Canada throughout 2013. Currently the retailer has 68 stores open in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,856 stores - 1,788 in the United States and 68 in Canada - and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit target.ca/corporateresponsibility.
SOURCE Target Canada