August 4, 2011
Royal Farms' convenience store in Dover, Pa., received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the company’s first such designation.
Royal Farms, which said it is committed to certifying all of its eligible locations in the future, is one of only a handful of convenience store companies focused on green building.
"The extra effort that went into this particular site will serve as the building block that will enable us to construct future stores that are LEED certified and reflects our commitment to the environment and to the communities we serve," said Royal Farms President John Kemp.
Royal Farms currently has 20 more stores in the LEED certification process, including a three-story office and retail building in Baltimore, opening later this year, the company said in a statement.
Royal Farms owns and operates 132 convenience stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia.