This last week Taco Bell announced that it would test out an environmentally friendly restaurant location against one that's not environmentally friendly in Middleown, OH. The environmentally friendly restaurant is planned to receive certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED for short.
The U.S. Green Building Council developed the LEED certification program in 2000. To get it, the council says buildings earn points in several categories of green building criteria: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design and regional credits.
The Middletown Journal interviewed Taco Bell Corp. spokesman Rob Poetsch, quoting him as saying:
"We will continue to explore cost-effective new technologies and materials that will reduce our environmental impact, while allowing us to serve our customers delicious food.”
The Green Garmento salutes you, Taco Bell for taking steps in the right direction! We look forward to seeing your results.
Via [The Middletown Journal]