SOURCE: Yum! BrandsDESCRIPTION:
KFC Philippines made local history when it opened its first building built to LEED standards in Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. 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. 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.
To learn more about Yum! Brands’ green building developments visit: www.yumcsr.com/environment/green-building.asp.
KEYWORDS: Green Building, Energy, Yum! Brands, KFC PHILIPPINES, LEED certification