Staples strikes Gold in Roslindale, Mass.

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Roslindale, Mass. Staples announced that its store in Roslindale, Mass., is its first Northeast location to be awarded Gold certification in Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The store includes 39 roof skylights that will provide natural lighting for the store and limit use of artificial lighting during the day. It also includes an energy-efficient roof that is super-insulated to reduce heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter, as well as construction materials that incorporate recycled content, including drywall, concrete and carpet.

The Roslindale Staples uses approximately 34% less energy than a standard store. It is currently testing an Isuzu Hybrid truck for deliveries around Boston, and limits the speed on all delivery trucks to 60 miles per hour, improving fuel economy by 23% and lowering emissions.