Yum! Brands Featured in The U.S. Green Building Council’s Latest Report
October 24, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has issued a new report detailing the retail industry’s involvement with LEED and the impact of globally recognized green buildings on the consumer experience. The LEED in Motion report outlines the many ways LEED certification delivers a superior consumer experience, including the benefits of circulating fresh air, setting a consistently comfortable temperature and utilizing daylight wherever possible. Additionally, the report shows that 100 percent of retailers participating in LEED reduced the pollution and land development impact of their buildings by meeting LEED’s sustainable site standard.
The report profiles the involvement of Yum! Brands and interviews Jonathan Balas, Senior Manager of Global Sustainability, on the company’s LEED strategy. “With more than 40,000 restaurants, and continued rapid growth around the globe, we’ve embraced our responsibility to be environmentally responsible corporate stewards,” said Balas. Balas also discusses:
• Why Yum! chose LEED to certify its restaurants
• How LEED helps Yum! connect with its customers, and
• The most exciting green building initiative he’s worked on.