One thing about going green, businesses are bent on bucking the odds to be more environmentally conscious of the things going on around them. And for Yummy Brands, it all starts with the unveiling of their KFC-Taco Bell Branch in Northampton Massachussets. It marks the 11-year-old company’s first attempt to seek green building certification for one of its eateries.
The restaurant is designed according to environmental goals that include cutting energy and water consumption by 30 percent and reducing CO2 emissions. Operations at the new site are also expected to reduce waste and the amount of rubbish sent to landfills; the restaurant composts and recycles other waste, grease and used cooking oil. The company is seeking certification for the restaurant based on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design standards.
(Source) Greener Buildings