In 2005, Starbucks opened its first LEED-certified store in Hillsboro, Oregon. Since then, over 1,600 Starbucks stores around the world have achieved LEED certification. Now, Starbucks adds another very special accolade to its roster: every state in the U.S. is home to at least one LEED-certified Starbucks store.
This is a remarkable achievement in and of itself, but the impact of each of these stores on Starbucks partners, guests and entire communities is the real story. Starbucks stores leverage a diverse set of sustainability elements, and the company has mastered the art of integrating sustainability into its store design and operations.
Sourcing building materials locally, installing water-efficient fixtures, using energy-efficient LED lighting, and choosing low-emitting materials for their adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings and flooring are just a few of the ways the company weaves green building best practices into its spaces.
Starbucks was a key contributor to the development of the LEED for Retail program and was also among the first to pilot USGBC’s LEED Volume Certification program, which streamlines the certification process by focusing on similarities in building design, operations and delivery.
For nearly two decades, Starbucks has been a member of USGBC, supporting our mission and vision and helping to raise the bar for the entire green building community. In honor of their "50 Stores, 50 States" achievement, we are pleased to share examples of some of their stand-out stores across the United States.
- Seattle Roastery Starbucks, Seattle, Washington
- Williamsburg-Brooklyn Starbucks, Brooklyn, New York
- Canal St. and St. Charles Starbucks, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Oak and Rush Starbucks, Chicago, Illinois
- Aramark at Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California
- 2912 Collins Avenue Starbucks, Miami Beach, Florida
- Old Lahaina Center—Wainee and Papalaua, Lahaina, Hawaii
- Londonderry, Nashua Road Starbucks, Londonderry, New Hampshire
- Highway 160 and I-77 Fort Mill Starbucks, Fort Mill, South Carolina
- Capitol Hill Starbucks, Washington, D.C.
Check out the USGBC Green Going Out Guide interactive map to view these Starbucks locations and other LEED-certified attractions near you.