(Winston-Salem, NC) The Goodwill retail store at 514 Waughtown Street has been recognized as a certified Silver Level LEED building. Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina currently owns and operates seven LEED certified facilities. Certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the national benchmark for high performance “green” buildings.
“Goodwill has been in the recycling business for over 100 years. Constructing a ‘green’ building was a natural extension of our mission,” said Jaymie Eichorn, VP of Marketing for Goodwill. “Throughout the planning and design of the Waughtown facility, our goal was to reduce our pull on local resources through reduced energy and water consumption. We also sought to improve our facility for both employees and customers, and to reduce its impact on the environment.”
In 2009, Goodwill opened its Whitaker Regional Operations Center, designed to the U.S. Green Building Council’s stringent LEED standards by local architects at Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce. The facility received its LEED certification in 2011. Goodwill has since continued its efforts in green construction by building additional facilities to LEED standards, including stores in Elkin, Hendersonville, Mocksville, Weaverville, West Jefferson and Winston-Salem.
In 2014, Goodwill received a Joseph Winston Community Appearance Commission Award from the City of Winston-Salem for its redevelopment approach to the 5-acre Waughtown campus which includes a retail store, the Prosperity Center and additional retail space that now hosts a health clinic and pharmacy.
For more information or to schedule a tour of Goodwill facilities, contact Sara Butner, Goodwill communications manager, at 336-724-3621.