FRISCO, Texas (October 15, 2009) – Dobson’s Flooring America announced today that it is now the first retail store in Frisco, Texas to receive a LEED certification. Dobson’s has been awarded LEED® silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of eco-friendly buildings.

“The value Dobson’s adds to the Frisco community is our commitment to good energy and environmental principles,” said Suzanne Brown, CEO of Dobson’s. “Our recent LEED certification only underscores our continued dedication to the local environment. We hope future construction in our community will soon follow in energy conservation and environmental sustainability.”

Dobson’s Flooring America, who recently opened its Frisco storefront, achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.

“Building operations are nearly 40 percent of the solution to the global climate change challenge,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council. “While climate change is a global problem, innovative companies like Dobson’s Flooring America are addressing it through local solutions.”

In addition to operating in an efficient manner, customers who walk into the new 9,000-square-foot store will also have options of purchasing eco-friendly products for their home projects. Dobson’s carries a full line of carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic, and vinyl flooring products. The company also offers a selection of stylish countertops.

LEED Certification of Dobson’s Flooring America was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include: construction activity pollution prevention, storm water design, water use reduction, green Power use, construction waste management and low emitting material use.

About Dobson’s Flooring America

Dobson’s Flooring America is the retail division for Dobson Floors, Inc. and part of the nation’s leading flooring retail group with more than 500 stores. Founded in 1973, the Dallas-based flooring company has locations in Garland and Farmers Branch, Texas as well as a registered Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified retail location in Frisco, Texas. For more information, please visit www.dobsonfloors.com.

 
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