With the hopes of landing the LEED Gold Certification for design in environment and energy design, a McDonalds outlet in California is applying some green technology with several different energy conserving alternatives.
This includes a light colored landscape to reduce heat emissions. The native plants used in the landscape are drought tolerant so less water is needed and low flow pluming is used to conserve water inside the restaurant.
But the real deal lies on the 294 photovoltaic panels that generate some of the power the restaurant needs to operate. However it remains unknown how much the panels generate.
On another note, they also make use of recycled denims inside for wall insulation.