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Stop & Shop earns LEED Volume Certification


QUINCY, Mass. Stop & Shop Supermarket has become the first company in the United States to earn Volume Certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Certification program. Fifty-one existing stores and close to 3.4 million square feet of stores have met the green and sustainable criteria of USGBC.

“We are tremendously proud to have achieved LEED Portfolio Volume certification,” stated Stop & Shop president and CEO, Jose Alvarez.  “At Stop & Shop, we are deeply committed to corporate social responsibility and believe it is important to embed sustainability in every part of our company.  This achievement is proof of our commitment to and our success in leading the industry in green and energy efficient operations and buildings.”

LEED Portfolio Volume Certification enables building owners to integrate the LEED green building rating system into existing buildings in their company’s portfolio in a cost effective way without sacrificing the technical rigor and integrity of LEED.  The Portfolio Program recognizes market leaders who have committed to and achieved high levels of LEED certification within their portfolio. 

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