30 Jan '15, 3pm

McDonald’s Study Explores Idea of a Net Zero Energy Quick Service Restaurant: via @ZeroEnergyBldgs…

A study prepared by Rocky Mountain Institute, Fisher Nickel, Inc. and New Buildings Institute examines the technical and financial feasibility of achieving new net zero energy restaurants in three cities: Chicago, Orlando and Washington, D.C. Through a recently completed study, McDonald’s Corporation seeks to better understand whether it would be feasible to develop a net zero energy[i] (NZE) quick service restaurant. Exploring net zero energy continues McDonald’s tradition of energy efficiency efforts, and helps to prepare McDonald’s for future energy codes. The study’s findings, including research, technical analyses, and detailed recommendations, form a roadmap for McDonald’s to pursue future net zero energy restaurants, as well as select energy efficiency solutions for existing restaurants. “Our Global Energy Leadership Board sees net zero energy as an opportunity for ...

Full article: http://newbuildings.org/news/mcdonald%E2%80%99s-study-exp...

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