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Goodwill to break ground on new store
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Forsyth County News

Goodwill of North Georgia plans to break ground on its new south Forsyth location at noon Monday.

According to a Goodwill news release, the site on McFarland Parkway will be the organization’s first environmentally-friendly store, earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification.

The designation will require the store to be designed and built using methods to lower energy and water use and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

President Raymond Bishop said in a statement that Goodwill wants "to be known as the organization that promotes the reuse of clothing, books and household other goods, but we also want to operate in a way that doesn’t negatively impact our environment."

"Stewardship is important to Goodwill, whether that means being good stewards of the donations we receive, adopting programs to cut waste or lessening our impact on the environment," he said.

Like each of Goodwill of North Georgia’s 37 existing stores, the new facility will include 12,500 square feet of sales floor space, an equally large production area and a drive-up donor door.

The store is expected to be complete sometime next year.