What do you do when your store is damaged by flooding? Rebuild it greener!
That’s what Verizon Wireless did after flooding back in March wrecked its Warwick, Rhode Island storefront (399 Bald Hill Road). Five months later, the remodeled 4,000 square foot store is up for LEED Silver certification. Thanks to energy and water efficiency features, improved indoor air quality and boosted recycling efforts, it’s being billed as Verizon Wireless’ first “green” store in New England.
The store also blends e-waste recycling with a good dose of social awareness by supporting HopeLine, a program that takes the proceeds of used cell phones to help survivors of domestic abuse. Kudos! Hopefully, more of its retail locations will follow suit.