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Submitted by: Limited Brands
Posted: Feb 26, 2010 – 09:26 AM EST
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 26 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded Limited Logistics Services, a division of Limited Brands Inc., a LEED® Silver certification for the Bath and Body Works headquarters and distribution center via the Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance (EB O&M) designation. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Bath and Body Works is the first Limited Brands building to earn LEED Certification and is the first and only building in the State of Ohio to earn LEED EB O&M Silver Certification.
"As a values-led organization, Limited Brands is increasingly integrating the protection and preservation of global resources into our everyday business practices. It is part of doing what is right and means that we are committed to sustainable, responsible and thoughtful environmental design, operation and maintenance of our facilities," said Nathaniel Beegle, LEED AP, and manager of the project for Limited Brands. "We are honored to have achieved the LEED Silver EB O&M designation and want to acknowledge and express our appreciation for the efforts of all who participated in this rigorous endeavor."
A Silver Certification verifies that Limited Brands has gone above and beyond the limits required for certification including: achieve significant improvements in energy efficiency and water use; develop and implement programs to dramatically reduce waste to landfill; encourage and facilitate sustainable purchasing; and improve the indoor environmental quality of the building.
"Limited Brands' LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council. "The urgency of USGBC's mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and Limited Brands serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish."
The Bath and Body Works headquarters is located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. The building was originally constructed in 1997 and occupies 150,991 square feet of office space and 547,010 square feet of distribution warehouse space. Limited Brands has implemented and excelled in a number of green design and operating features that include storm water management, reduced site disturbance, light pollution reduction, water and plumbing efficiency, ozone protection, energy efficiency, emissions reduction, sustainable purchasing, solid waste management (recycling), indoor air quality and green cleaning.
Additional information regarding Limited Brands Corporate Social Responsibility can be found online at http://www.limitedbrands.com/social_responsibility/environment.jsp.
ABOUT LIMITED BRANDS:
Limited Brands, through Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, La Senza, White Barn Candle Co. and Henri Bendel, presently operates 2,971 specialty stores. The company's products are also available online at www.VictoriasSecret.com, www.BathandBodyWorks.com, www.HenriBendel.com and www.LaSenza.com.
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