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Timberland’s new San Francisco store is retailer’s greenest to date

Stratham, N.H. -- The Timberland Co. on Friday will open a new store in San Francisco, in San Francisco Centre. Designed to reflect the company's long-standing commitment to sustainability, the 2,300 sq. ft. space is one of the brand's most eco-conscious stores to-date. In a first for Timberland, the sales floor is lit entirely with reduced-wattage LED lighting.

Other green build-out features include the use of reclaimed wood and industrial machinery (used for table bases); "Ecotech" recycled stoneware floor tiles; FSC certified woods. Energy Star-eligible equipment and appliances; low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints; and water-conserving plumbing fixtures. The space also features a unique, San Francisco-themed mural celebrating "green spaces" throughout the Bay Area (in the shape of the Golden Gate Bridge).

Additional Timberland stores are scheduled to open in New York City (Herald Square) and other key markets this year -- all part of a major retail expansion effort for 2011.

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