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.@Mcdonalds involved in #LEED initiative: pushes the company to build 25 green restaurants btw. 2013 & 2016

.@Mcdonalds involved in #LEED initiative: pushes the company to build 25 green restaurants btw. 2013 & 2016

This article was originally published in the Cary Citizen on Nov. 14, 2014. Read the original article . Ric Richards, owner-operator of three McDonald’s restaurants in Cary, NC, has made it his business to make his stores as green and sustainable as possible. After all, doing so simply makes good business sense. LEED certification The McDonald’s Corporation is involved in an ongoing LEED volume initiative that pushes the company to build 25 green McDonald’s restaurants between 2013 and 2016. Ric owns two of these in Cary, and he is probably the only owner-operator to claim that distinction. The first LEED certified McDonald’s in Cary was the Kildaire Farm Road location, renovated in 2009. The area’s most recent LEED restaurant, which opened in 2013 on Walnut Street in the Crossroads area, has taken sustainability several steps further. Ric explains, “Building a green McDon...

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