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Retail Comes ‘Green Circle’ with First LEED Platinum

Designed to be one of the most environmentally sustainable retail spaces in the country, the 23,000-sq.-ft. Green Circle marketplace has earned LEED Platinum status, making it the first shopping site in the country to earn the USGBC’s top rating. Designed by Kansas City-based Hufft Projects, the Springfield, Mo.-based site uses recycled materials, photovoltaics for renewable energy, and mechanical systems that utilize the earth’s heat…

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Dynamic Earth Snags Sustainability Award

While Matt O’Reilly was surprised when his store, Dynamic Earth, was nominated by customers for Retailer of the Year honors for sustainability, clinching the win really caught him off guard.

The award was presented by SNews and Backpacker magazines Jan. 21 at the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, Utah. Other retailers nominated for recognition included Backwoods Outdoor Clothing and Gear, and Midwest Mountaineering.

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Eco–Conscious Shopping Center Goes for Platinum

Matt O’Reilly and his sister, Lindsey, are setting out to prove that green design is possible and profitable when it comes to retail development — even in what many observers perceive as the unlikeliest of locations.

In their hometown of Springfield, Missouri, the eco–minded, twenty–something sibling duo are building the Green Circle Shopping Center. They aim to earn LEED Platinum certification for it: an example of sustainability for this city of 350,000 people in America’s heartland.

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