Monday, October 20, 2008

Dunkin' Donuts' First Green Store

Dunkin' Donuts has announced the opening of its first LEED-certified store in St. Petersburg, Florida. The store is built with energy-efficiency in mind and expects to reduce heating and cooling costs by 40%. The store was also built with water-efficient features.

The new Dunkin' Donuts will use trays for in-store orders to eliminate the use of paper bags, coffee will be served in paper cups instead of styrofoam, will encourage customers to bring their own reusable mug, and will use green cleaning products. In addition, the store will recycle and donate leftover food to food banks. The new green store also has special parking for hybrids and carpoolers.

Now if only the donuts were calorie-free!

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