23 Aug '11, 3pm

Toys R Us Embeds Green Building Elements in Store Expansion Plans

Toys R Us Embeds Green Building Elements in Store Expansion Plans

Toys R Us outlined an ambitious agenda today to open 21 new stores and renovate 23 others by the end of the year. Central to the announcement are the company's plans to place Toys R Us and Babies R Us under one roof at the large sites. Eleven will be "R" superstores, each about 60,000 square feet, and the other 33 will be side-by-side stores that span 35,000 to 45,000 square feet. At first take, the sheer size and number of the consolidated stores seem to be the story. But each site also includes a number of green building elements , part of a broader sustainability initiative that the company had been relatively quiet about. According to the Toys R Us, the new and renovated stores all have sophisticated energy management systems; outdoor signs with LED bulbs that last as least 2 1/2 times as long as the fluorescent bulbs they replace; low-flow plumbing and water fixtures ...

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