St. Pete McDonald's goes green | Business
St. Petersburg, Florida -- As crews work to build a new McDonald's at the corner of 38th Avenue North and 4th Street North, they're using several "green elements" as part of the corporation's Sustainable Development Plan.
The former store was leveled back in March, allowing construction of a new restaurant which will include:
- Energy Star White TPO Roof
- Low Flow Water Closets
- Water Filtration System
- Low Flow Faucets
- Drought Tolerant Landscape
- Varigreen's Exhaust Fan
- High Efficient HVAC
- Interior LED Lighting in Dining area
- Motion Control Light Switches
- Exterior LED Signage
FKQ Director of Public Relations Shannon Palmer says, "Sustainability is an important initiative for the organization world wide, but the US restaurants have even set specific sustainability goals relating to the reduction of water use, landfill waste, greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and natural resource depletion to strive towards in the coming 8-18 years."
Many stores have been remodeled across the county. The new 38th Avenue North restaurant will open in June and the company hopes to give customers greater access and a large play area in addition to the green construction. The restaurant plans to start hiring soon.