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Target Aims For Canadian Sustainability Bullseye With All LEED Stores

Clean Technica -- Anticipation is building for Target’s Canadian nationwide opening next year, while the Minneapolis-based retail giant aims to make sure the opening is a sustainability bullseye.
Target is planning for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification for all of its Canadian stores when it opens in 2013.
The plan involves designing stores which will limit waste, cut greenhouse gasses, and limit water and energy use.
With Target being a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization that strives for LEED certification, officials say they look forward to meeting the environmental sustainability challenge of opening up their Canadian outlets.
“We take our role as good corporate citizen very seriously, and we’re proud that Target is making a firm


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:36:41 AM

surprised to hear Target hasn't expanded the way other US big box stores have. It shows that Target is more cautious and careful w/ its capital.
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 3:04:13 PM


Canada is now way more advanced on technology then the US.
52MPG
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 1:29:54 PM

If done right Sustainability can save money.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 8:13:20 AM

Nice story, but it should be on another forum.
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 6:05:58 AM

SO !!
BazooQC
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:51:22 AM

If they don't serve gas at a better price, then it won't help gas prices.
fatboy97
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:48:07 AM

Good for them.
tcohio
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:45:02 AM

ok.. not really news
ironbox_sara
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:43:28 AM

Overblown. Design for energy conservation not a plaque on the wall.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:42:55 AM

sure
alphanyr
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:41:42 AM

k
ultrarnnr
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:41:41 AM

ok
dilandro
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:41:28 AM

ok
Bus936
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:40:30 AM

This is nice for everyone to jump onto the bandwagon to save energy, and in the process ripping off the consumers to do so.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:40:09 AM

OK
wegman
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:40:00 AM

I hope this is cost effective without the Canadian taxpayer picking up the bill.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:39:46 AM

im glad they are in canada
checkitnow
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:38:34 AM

how is this gas price related?
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:36:41 AM

Cool.
GasPriceHelp4u
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:36:38 AM

Target needs to find its way!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:36:31 AM

ok
tbgasmizer
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:36:20 AM

Go Target.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:35:46 AM

Very good.

And cheaper than a nuke plant meltdown.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:35:45 AM

Ok.
fordfan1
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:35:36 AM

It will soon be here with the help of our hard earned tax dollars!!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:35:35 AM

Target supported Republicans. Target gave money to the Republican governor of Wisconsin in his fight to destroy unions.

Now, Target is going environmental? Has target switched over to the commie pinko environut liberal camp?
nb52
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:35:27 AM

All fine and well, as long as the products are reasonably priced.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:35:18 AM

ok
BM4225
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:32:39 AM

Well good for Target, I like their stores, they are clean, bright, and their employess friendly. Oh, did I mention that their price are the same as Walmart, and I even made a purchase on line, had it delivered for a little less than Walmart, which I would have to drive to the store to pick it up, after it was shipped there.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:32:26 AM

ok
JLSindy
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:32:14 AM

They should do that everywhere.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:31:36 AM

ok
pitamon
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:31:19 AM

Impressive.
rocket_ron
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:30:38 AM

I guess they can do what ever they want.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:30:07 AM

Being a great corporate citizen.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:29:44 AM

Sounds like Target really thought this out.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:29:26 AM

WHAT who cares!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:29:20 AM

go target
mark1962
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:29:19 AM

How does this help us?
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:29:04 AM

What's the connection to gas prices?
scottydoesnt
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:28:31 AM

LEED scores can be exaggerated very easily.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:26:49 AM

ok
teamsimons
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:26:39 AM

Let's hope that all of Target's "sustainability" efforts add up to the savings they envision. From what we understand, some "limited water" applications (like low-flow toilets) are causing some plumbing problems.

We don't see the tie-in between these efforts and gas prices.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, everyone.
12mpgnavigator
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:25:13 AM

yawn
Z06KY
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:25:09 AM

And this relates to gas how?
cigarman409
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:25:07 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:25:04 AM

ya
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:24:36 AM

agreed gabisgram agreed
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:24:15 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:24:03 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:22:49 AM

Can't imagine Wal Mart doing this.
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