Self-sustaining surplus for retailer TreeHouseSelf-sustaining surplus for retailer TreeHousehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=167612017-06-09T05:00:00Z2017-06-09T19:00:00Z

​​​​​DALLAS – This retail store has a surplus, but it is not a bad thing. Home improvement retailer TreeHouse, opening in Dallas, is the world’s first retail store to produce more energy than it uses. 

The Austin-based home improvement store sells more sustainable versions of products such as paint, windows, lighting systems, flooring and landscaping. Many products come from recycled materials, are free of toxins or integrate automation. 

San Antonio-based Lake Flato architects designed the store, which is within the Hill Shopping Center at Walnut Hill Lane and US 75. 

TreeHouse mirrors those philosophies in its own retail footprint. A Tesla power pack battery stores harvested solar energy to redistribute when needed, and to put excess back into the grid. All of its plants are native species and watered from harvested rainwater. 

TreeHouse’s goal is to be a national retailer. After opening its Plano store at Preston Rd. and Park Blvd. in fall 2017, TreeHouse will look to expand both within Texas and nationally. 

The 35,000-sf store joins newly announced tenants Tacodeli and Houndstooth Coffee in the 236,000-sf Hill Shopping Center.
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

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