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10/27/2010

TIMBERLAND® FACTORY STORE AWARDED LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION

COMPANY'S ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT CONTINUES WITH FIRST STORE TO ACHIEVE LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION IN THE DEER PARK, NY OUTLET MALL


STRATHAM, NH (October 27, 2010) — The Timberland Company announced today that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Commercial Interiors (CI) Silver certification for Timberland’s Deer Park, NY retail store location. This is Timberland's third retail store to be certified – in 2008 having achieved LEED Gold certification for the company's Peabody, MA retail store location and LEED Silver for its Salem, NH retail store location. 

Timberland's Deer Park factory outlet opened two years ago at Tanger Outlets at the Arches, a LEED(R) Silver Core and Shell mall, but Timberland is the first retail tenant to attain LEED Silver certification for its store. By achieving this certification, Timberland continues its commitment to sustainability and reducing emissions through the use of more recycled materials and renewable energy sources. 

"As an outdoors company, we’re committed to reducing the impact our business has on the environment – and that includes everything from the design of our products to the design of our stores,” said John Pazzani, Vice President and General Manager, North America Consumer Direct and Global Retail Operations. "We’re proud to be recognized for employing green building practices and materials at the retail level, and to set the standard for other retailers in the Deer Park mall.” 

All new Timberland® stores are built to LEED certification standards and some features include:

  • Reclaimed lumber and FSC certified lumber for in-store fixturing
  • Construction waste that is carefully managed and sorted in an off-site facility to maximize recycling
  • Low volatile organic compound (VOC) building supplies to improve air quality
  • Water-conserving plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption by more than 30%
  • Energy Star eligible equipment and appliances to optimize energy performance
  • Energy-efficient lighting (including LED track lighting to showcase product)

In 2008, Timberland was one of 40 companies to take part in the LEED Retail pilot program which developed and shaped the LEED Retail certification standards approved earlier this year by the USGBC. 

Located at 1601 The Arches Circle in Deer Park, the Timberland® Factory Outlet is in the geographic heart of Long Island, 35 miles from Manhattan, NY. Store hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 9pm, and Sunday 10am – 8pm. The telephone number is (631) 242-4598. 

About Timberland
Timberland (NYSE: TBL) is a global leader in the design, engineering and marketing of premium-quality footwear, apparel and accessories for consumers who value the outdoors and their time in it. Timberland markets products under the Timberland®, Timberland PRO®, SmartWool®, Timberland Boot Company®, Mountain Athletics®, howies® and IPATH® brands, all of which offer quality workmanship and detailing and are built to withstand the elements of nature. The company’s products can be found in leading department and specialty stores as well as Timberland® retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, South Africa and the Middle East. Timberland’s dedication to making quality products is matched by the company’s commitment to “doing well and doing good" -- forging powerful partnerships among employees, consumers and service partners to transform the communities in which they live and work. To learn more about Timberland, please visit http://www.timberland.com/

About USGBC
U.S. Green Building Council - The USGBC community is transforming the way we build, design and operate our buildings for healthier places that save precious resources for people to live, work, learn and play in. USGBC is helping create buildings and communities that regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Council is the driving force of the green building industry, which is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product by 2013. USGBC leads a diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials, concerned citizens, teachers and students. The USGBC community comprises 80 local chapters, 17,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 150,000 individuals who have earned LEED Professional Credentials. Visit www.usgbc.org for more information. 

About LEED for Commercial Interiors Program
LEED for Commercial Interiors is the green benchmark for the tenant improvement market. It is the recognized system for certifying high-performance green interiors that are healthy, productive places to work; are less costly to operate and maintain; and have a reduced environmental footprint. LEED for Commercial Interiors gives the power to make sustainable choices to tenants and designers, who do not always have control over whole building operations.



CONTACTS

For more information, please contact:
Jodi Housman | Cone
617-939-8384
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Cara Vanderbeck | The Timberland Company
603-773-1222
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