Dunkin’ Donuts launches certification for green restaurant buildings

The company aims to build 100 new DD Green-certified restaurants by the end of 2016.

December 12, 2014 |
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Doughnut restaurant chain Dunkin’ Donuts has launched a certification process that identifies if a Dunkin’ Donuts retailer’s building is green or not.

The certification program was designed to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-efficient restaurants. To meet this certification, franchisees, construction managers, and architects must follow a five-stage program during the planning, design, and construction phases of the store. Once passed, a DD Green plaque will be displayed in the store.

According to a press release from Dunkin’ Donuts, the five stages are: Site Development, Store Efficiency, Healthy Indoors, Sustainable Operations and Innovation and Community.

The company aims to build 100 new restaurants that pass its new DD Green certification by the end of 2016, Environmental Leader reports.

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