Target® Seeks LEED Certification for All 2013 Canadian Store Locations

Target® Seeks LEED Certification for All 2013 Canadian Store Locations 
TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - As part of Target's long-term commitment to 
sustainable business practices, the company today announced it is pursuing 
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification for all 
Canadian stores opening in 2013. Design plans include conserving energy and 
water, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting waste sent to landfill, 
among other features. Target's approach to environmental sustainability is 
integrated throughout the business, from how stores are built to the products 
on the shelves. 
Target is among the first organizations in Canada to be part of the U.S. Green 
Building Council's (USGBC) LEED Volume Program, which streamlines the 
certification process for multiple buildings of a similar type. This will make 
Target a leader among Canadian mass retailers when it comes to LEED buildings. 
"We take our role as good corporate citizen very seriously, and we're proud 
that Target is making a firm commitment to sustainability in Canada," said 
Tony Fisher, president, Target Canada. "Striving for LEED certification at our 
124 stores opening in 2013 is important as we seek to use our resources 
responsibly and maintain the health of our communities." 
"By seeking to transform its portfolio to high-performing, LEED-certified 
sustainable buildings, Target is setting an important, positive example for 
the retail industry," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, 
USGBC. "Target will improve environmental performance and achieve operational 
and utility savings. In addition, the educational materials that Target has 
developed for its partners are outstanding resources for teaching field teams 
how to implement LEED across a large portfolio of building projects." 
Target sites will be renovated for a period of six to nine months prior to 
opening.An investment of more than $10 million will be spent remodeling each 
location, including LEED preparations, to ensure a true Target brand shopping 
experience for Canadian guests.Target stores will be opening throughout 
2013, starting in March/April. Design plans for future stores will be 
announced at a later date. 
About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,781 stores 
across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to open its 
first stores in Canada in 2013. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its 
profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more 
than $4 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to 
corporate responsibility, visit Target.ca. 
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable 
future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works 
toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building 
certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of 
chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & 
Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables 
green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and 
connect onTwitter,FacebookandLinkedIn. 
Target Media Hotline, (612) 696-3400 Lisa Gibson, Target Public Relations, 
(289) 261-1221 
SOURCE: Target Canada 
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