07 Jan H&M at Westfield WTC will be first LEED Certified Store
As one the world’s largest retailers, H&M is a force to be reckoned with. Last year, the Swedish retailer opened the largest H&M in the world in New York City’s Herald Square. KPA was thrilled to be Executive Architect on that project, but we’re currently very excited about what’s next in the pipeline. While the Herald Square flagship is definitely the star of the retailer’s fleet, this year all eyes are on the new World Trade Center location, set to open in Spring of 2016. At 25,000 SF, H&M’s first location in lower Manhattan will not only be a landmark in FiDi’s hot new shopping district, but the location will also be the first LEED certified H&M in the world. The new location will use recycled materials and will feature Energy Star equipment and LED lighting. In addition, the store will use less energy than a conventional office building, because the interiors will be powered by renewable sources. Tempted to switch to a renewable energy plan for your own business or home? You can learn more about the importance of renewable energy by heading to the Home Energy Club website where you can also check out the latest Gexa Energy rates. Above all, KPA is honored to partner up with H&M for this milestone in sustainable retail architecture.