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CVS/pharmacy awarded LEED Platinum for store in New Haven, Conn.


Woonsocket, R.I. --CVS Health said that the CVS/pharmacy store in West Haven, Conn., has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification. It the first CVS store to be certified with the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest distinction and the retailer’s eighth LEED-certified building.

“CVS Health is proud to celebrate this model store, which allows us to pilot environmental innovations and uncover best practices we can apply to other facilities,” said Eileen Howard Boone, senior VP corporate social responsibility and philanthropy at CVS Health.

The store uses 40% less energy and 50% less water compared with a traditional building of similar size. It includes a number of innovative sustainable design and operations features, including:

Recycled materials used in building design

• Stormwater design to reduce runoff

• Landscaping that doesn’t require irrigation

• A solar photovoltaic system to improve energy efficiency

• High-efficiency lighting, HVAC and plumbing systems

• Day lighting technology

• An electric car charging station, and more

CVS/pharmacy plans to incorporate some of the successful elements from the West Haven store into future new stores.
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