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Giant Arches go Green
May 8, 2009, 11:31 AM
Filed under: Green Labels

Even them! The fast food giant McDonald’s opened a prototype “green” restaurant on the south of Chicago last year in an attempt to test out a number of environmentally friendly upgrades to their preexisting template.

Nothing ir revolutionary, but:

– skylights to let in more natural light;

– recycling rainwater for use in plumbing and better recycling standards;

When taken together, early estimates anticipate a 25% reduction in energy consumption, which also save money for them.

The greatest thing about it: if McDonald’s implements changes that benefit their bottom line, it suddenly makes sense for others to follow suit. We hope so.

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