KFC opens first restaurant in Philippines built to LEED standards
KFC Philippines recently made local history when it opened its first building in the country that has been built to LEED standards in Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, according to a release.
Key features of the restaurant include:
- High efficiency air-conditioning units
- Low-emissivity glass capable of minimizing the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light while letting visible light into the restaurant
- LED lights
- Motion sensors to keep lights off in unoccupied areas of the back-of-house
The restaurant is expected to see energy savings of up to 25 percent, according to KFC. In terms of water savings, the use of high-efficiency flush fixtures reduces the amount of water usage in flush fixtures by 32 percent.
KFC Philippines is committed to promoting environmental sustainability on future projects, as the same design specifications will be applied to all succeeding free-standing drive-thru restaurants.
Yum! Brands, KFC’s parent company, is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). During the course of Yum’s green building efforts, it has built more than 30 LEED-certified buildings across nine countries. The company’s certification total was the second highest among restaurateurs as of late 2015, according to Yum.
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