SAINT LAURENT celebrates the LEED Platinum Certification for its new concept boutiques located at Faubourg 38 in Paris, Rodeo Drive 326 in Beverly hills and Old Bond Street 32 in London. The Saint Laurent architectural concept was originally design in 2015 by Hedi Slimane. An emphasis on rich, noble material, generous proportions and architectural clarity as well as preference for simplicity over elaborate decoration bestows an air of serene, contemporary luxury and evokes the work and philosophies of the Union des Artises Modernes (UMA). The LEE (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification scheme, managed by the U.S> Green Building Council (USGBC), is one of the most widely recognized green building certification program, used across the glove and in its rating system four levels of certification can be achieved:certified, silver, gold and the maximum level: platinum. Based on public information, Saint Laurent is the first luxury brand to be awarded the LEED Platinum Certification for multiple free standing stores.
This achievement provides innovative and sustainable solutions to help minimize water consumption, optimize energy efficiency and ensure better indoor air quality. Since re-opening in 2014, the renovated Rodeo Drive store in Beverly Hills has decreased energy consumption by 57%. Renewable energy is also generated thanks to solar panels installed on the roof of the building. In all certified stores, low energy lighting (such as LED lighting) is used throughout the boutique, including back of house. The outstanding performance achieved by Saint Laurent for these newly renovated stores demonstrates the brand's ability to combine exceptional design, under the artistic direction of Hedi Slimane and excellence in the sustainability approach.