TD Bank now has 200 stores LEED-certified in the U.S.

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Cherry Hill-based TD Bank announced Wednesday that 200 of its stores in the U.S. have been LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“TD’s continuing focus on expanding our number of LEED-certified stores reflects our commitment to a more vibrant planet with green buildings and operations that conserve energy and natural resources to reduce our carbon footprint in the communities that we serve,” said Jacquelynn Henke, sustainability and innovation director, TD Bank.

The bank said the 200th store to be certified is its Princeton location at 225 Nassau St.

TD said it started pursuing LEED certification in 2011 and received 11 certifications that year.

“We commend TD Bank for their commitment to our shared vision – to help build a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO and president of the U.S. Green Building Council. “By certifying hundreds of retail locations, TD Bank consistently demonstrates the importance of prioritizing human and environmental health when designing and creating spaces for employees and customers alike. Their work to develop sustainable stores is a true sign of visionary leadership.”

The LEED-certified TD stores have environmental features such as solar panels, products made with recycled materials and low VOC furnishings. They also utilize green cleaning products and protocols. Some stores offer electric vehicle charging stations.

“Our continuing expansion of LEED is clearly aligned with TD’s initiative to support the transition to a low-carbon economy, which include targeting CDN $100 billion in low-carbon lending, financing, asset management and other programs by 2030,” Henke said.