Wells Fargo has been awarded LEED Silver pre-certification for construction of new banking stores that will slash energy use by 20 percent and water consumption by 40 percent. Wells Fargo is one of the first businesses to be pre-certified for LEED construction
Wells Fargo has been pre-certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) standards for new construction set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
According to the USGBC, buildings are responsible for 39 percent of CO2 emissions in the United States, directly affecting climate change, and use 71 percent of the nation’s electricity every year
Wells Fargo LEED pre-certified prototype means that 20 percent of its buildings will be composed of post- and pre-consumer recycled content, and 75 percent of the wood-based materials used will come from domestic forests and factories that are managed in an environmentally responsible way.