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Sprint’s headquarters campus in Overland Park, Kan., has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for two of its buildings – one for new construction and the second, received in early 2010, for existing construction. LEED Certification is a nationally accepted program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. In constructing the facility, Sprint implemented practices to ensure future construction will have minimal environmental impacts.
Sprint began participating in LEED’s retail-store pilot program in 2008, and in 2009 was the first telecommunications company to receive LEED certification for a retail store. Sprint is using this store as a model for future retail-store remodeling projects. In late 2009, approximately 500 stores were updated using many of the key LEED elements from the pilot-store experience including low VOC paints and carpeting. Sprint also received its first Energy-Star rating for a retail store in 2009.
Sprint’s 200-acre Overland Park, Kan., headquarters campus is one of the most environmentally responsible campuses in the country. It was designed with the environment and employees in mind and is a source of pride for both campus workers and the surrounding community. Some of the eco-friendly features highlights include:
Click here to read an article about Sprint’s San Francisco LEED certified retail store.