LEED in Motion: Retail — Nike spotlight | U.S. Green Building Council
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Nike Store: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LEED for Commercial Interiors: Gold Certified January 2013

LEED certification is the way Nike is able to verify and track its sustainability efforts and confirm that overall goals are being met. Nike states: “LEED is both rigorous and the most globally recognized green building certification platform available. Its global presence and application allow us to compare each store equally no matter the geography that it lives in. It is also recognized by our discerning customers worldwide. LEED enables us to establish a baseline, uniformly track each store’s performance, and compare our accomplishments both internally as well as externally with other world class brands.”

Nike’s brand of sustainability ties specifically to two of the company’s maxims that drive Nike goals. These maxims are “doing the right thing” and “it is our nature to innovate.” These maxims, along with others, drive the work at Nike every day, including efforts in sustainability. LEED helps establish goals for Nike’s teams and holds them accountable for their results. LEED has also helped to transform the marketplace and sparked innovation, which Nike aims to lead, support and apply to best practices.

Below are some of the accomplishments of the Nike Store at the Unicenter in Buenos Aires:

  • 100 percent new wood is FSC certified
  • 42 percent water use reduction
  • 100 percent Energy Star products
  • 40 percent lighting power reduction
  • 96 percent construction waste diverted from landfill
  • 22 percent of recycled content as a percentage of total material cost
  • Ongoing communication of LEED and sustainability inside the store 

Learn more in our LEED in Motion: Retail report