LOUISVILLE Ky. Yum! Brands Inc. said Thursday that a KFC-Taco Bell restaurant in Northampton, Mass., is the company’s first to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification. Opened in December 2008, the restaurant is designed to use 30 percent less energy and water than a conventional building, and reduce waste and carbon dioxide emissions.Among the features intended to reduce the restaurant’s carbon footprint are the use of solar energy to heat air, a ...
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