Green & Design - July/August 2009 - (Page 36)

projects The North Face explores its sustainable side in its Boise, Idaho, store By Alison Embrey Medina, Executive Editor Photos: Laszlo Regos Photography, Berkley, Mich. Housed on two floors of a three-story landmark building constructed in the early 1890s, The North Face’s new Boise, Idaho, flagship is at the forefront of the company’s commitment to sustainability. During demolition and restoration of the 7,758-sq.-ft. space, every effort was made to recycle and reuse organic materials chosen for optimum energy use and air-quality rating. Working toward the goal of LEED Gold certification through the U.S. Green 36 Building Council, Southfield, Mich.-based JGA set out to design the space with green materials in mind. The fixtures are made of Plyboo, a bamboo plywood that complies with the California Air Resource Board’s (CARB) regulations for composite panels; the wood used in feature walls is recyclable, certified as grown and harvested using sustainable forestry guidelines; and the cashwrap and backwrap are built from SkyBlend, a wood particleboard material manufactured | July/August 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green & Design - July/August 2009

Green & Design - July/August 2009
Is Carbon Neutral Possible?
Growing Green
Firmly Planted
The Energizer Effect
Natural Wonders
Above the Fray
Northern Exposure
Industrial Chic
Walking the Walk
Green Building Goes Global
Here Come the Lawyers
Do You Have to be LEED to be Green?
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Green & Design - July/August 2009