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ANOKA, Minn. -- Kwik Trip will build its third LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) convenience store/gas station in Minnesota later this year, according to a CoStar Group report. The new build is slated to be constructed on top of a vacant gas station site in Anoka, Minn.
The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, ensures that certified buildings meet standards for energy efficiency and environmental friendliness for both the interior and exterior. Construction for Kwik Trip's new station is scheduled to begin in the fall and be completed in the winter.
Other LEED-certified Minnesota Kwik Trips are located in Andover and Coon Rapids. The c-store chain has worked to become an industry leader in green initiatives, operating nearly half of the existing LEED-certified convenience stores in the United States, as CSNews Online previously reported.