Timberland opens eco-friendly store in Boston

Stratham, N.H. -- The Timberland Co. has opened its new Boston retail location, at 201 Newbury Street. Construction on the store — housed in the old Prince School building — began earlier this year.

In step with Timberland stores worldwide, the new 2,500-sq.-ft. space is designed to reflect the company's long-standing commitment to sustainability. Eco-conscious build-out features include the use of reclaimed wood and other materials; FSC certified woods; LED lighting; Energy Star eligible equipment and appliances; low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints; "Ecotech" recycled stoneware floor tiles; tabletops reclaimed from athletic bleachers; and water-conserving plumbing fixtures.

The space also features an original 25-ft. x 4-ft. mural, which celebrates Boston neighborhoods as well as "green spaces" throughout the Boston area.

"Everything we do is informed by our New England heritage — from how we design our products and build our stores to how we engage with the local community,” said Jeff Swartz, president & CEO, Timberland.

Click here to see more photos of new the Timberland store.