Two of McDonald’s newest restaurants have gone green with cutting-edge technologies that aim to reduce the units’ impact on the environment. After two years of planning, Ric Richards of Cary, N.C.-based Richards Advantage Inc. opened a McDonald’s restaurant there in July 2009. The unit is the third McDonald’s unit built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard. Tom and Candace Spiel of McSpi Inc. ...

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