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May 2nd, 2014

Strack & Van Til Celebrates LEED Store

LEED silver certificationOn April 22nd, Gabriel joined Strack & Van Til to celebrate their first silver LEED certification at their Cedar Lake, IN grocery store.  At this Earth Day event, the first 100 shoppers received reusable grocery bags and other eco-friendly products, including giveaways from Gabriel.

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.

Gabriel is proud to be one of Strack & Van Til’s LEED partners for this innovative store.  We assisted our clients by conducting LEED air quality sampling and analysis.  Strack & Van Til achieved their Silver Certification by using sustainable site development, increasing energy efficiency, decreasing water usage, and maintaining indoor environmental quality.

“Companywide, we’re trying to reduce our energy stamp. It makes sense now to spend the extra money,” said John Ritchie, director of facilities for Strack & Van Til.

Strack - LEED Silver

To learn more about how Gabriel can help with your project’s LEED certification, contact Bill Gray (bgray[at]gabenv.com) or John Polich (jpolich[at]gabenv.com).

More information about Strack & Van Til’s LEED-certified store is available at:

www.newswiretoday.com/news/141861/

www.nwitimes.com/business/local/strack-van-til-opens-cedar-lake-store/article_9089dbec-9703-5399-a154-9cc2598374ff.html

More information about LEED certification is available at www.usgbc.org/leed

Photo credit: Northwest Indiana Times

Photo credit: Northwest Indiana Times