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dc.contributor.authorCole, Justin Ryan
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T16:20:38Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T16:20:38Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.othercole_justin_r_200812_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/cole_justin_r_200812_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25152
dc.description.abstractOver the course of the past four years, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the nation’s largest retailer, has enacted numerous initiatives aimed at reducing their environmental impact, and have pledged a commitment to sustainability throughout their operations. Through case-study analysis, this thesis seeks to evaluate Wal-Mart’s commitment to sustainable building, and to investigate the potential for the company to develop a nationally reproducible, high-efficiency, low impact store prototype which could achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This thesis also seeks to explore the potential benefits to both Wal-Mart and the LEED program by the incorporation of LEED certification into Wal-Mart’s environmental building program, and the potential implications this may have upon the remainder of the retail industry.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectWal-Mart
dc.subjectUSGBC
dc.subjectSustainability
dc.subjectSupercenter
dc.subjectRetail
dc.subjectLEED
dc.subjectLEED for Retail
dc.subjectExperimental store
dc.subjectEcostore
dc.subjectEco-Mart
dc.subjectDemonstration store
dc.titleEveryday low impact
dc.title.alternativeWal-Mart, LEED, and the future of the retail industry
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentSchool of Environmental Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorPratt Cassity
dc.description.committeePratt Cassity
dc.description.committeeTom Lawrence
dc.description.committeeR. Alfred Vick


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