We’re building more LEED® Certified Stores around the world.

Starbucks is leading the way in building greener, sustainable LEED® Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) stores.

USGBC’s LEED® programme is a rating system that evaluates a building’s environmental performance and encourages sustainable design. It starts at the beginning of the design stage and continues right through to construction.

We now have LEED® certified stores in 20 countries worldwide and are the first retailer with LEED® certified buildings in France, Germany and Spain.

Starbucks stores make up 20% of all global LEED® certified retail projects and recently celebrated hitting our 1,000th certified store. Learn more about our 1,000TH store here.

Our green stores include:
  • LED lighting
  • Lighting occupancy in back of house areas
  • Heat recovery units to provide efficient heating and cooling into stores
  • Zonal temperature controls within the store
  • Using Energy Star qualified equipment
  • Using recycled flooring tiles
  • Using wood products that are Forest Stewardship Council-certified (where available)
  • Using paints with lower amounts of volatile organic chemicals
  • Installing low-flow valves