The world’s first net zero emissions McDonald’s opens in Florida.
First net-zero McDonald’s.
McDonald’s has completed construction of a restaurant at Walt Disney World in Florida that will create enough green energy to cover 100% of its energy needs on a net annual basis, reports Business Green.
The new restaurant will be used as a testing site for reducing energy and water use solutions.
It features a solar-paneled roof, PV glass panels, and solar parking lot lights. It also has an automated energy system and passive ventilation dining room that circulates air and regulates temperature.
The restaurant also wants to educate diners with stationary bikes that generate electricity and can charge your phone, and green energy games on tablets, but that will have to wait.
The restaurant is now open for take-out, drive-thru, and delivery service with social distancing measures in place.
McDonald’s has set a target to reduce emissions from its restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030.
Marion Gross, McDonald’s chief supply chain officer for North America, said:
While health and safety in our restaurants is our top priority, we must also remain focused on creating positive change for our communities and the planet. This restaurant marks an important step in McDonald’s’ journey to reduce our carbon footprint and identify meaningful solutions in the fight against climate change.