McDonalds Uses Permeable Pavers in Chicago

Posted on January 7, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

clipped from www.greenbeanchicago.com

The Golden Arches Go Green: McDonald’s First LEED® Certified Restaurant
A Big Mac, fries and a coke isn’t necessarily what most of us think about when we’re looking to find ways to lower our carbon footprint. But McDonald’s is looking for ways to change that.
In August, the fast food chain opened its first targeted LEED®-certified
restaurant in Chicago. The new fast food eatery is located at 4158 S. Ashland
Avenue, just outside the Stockyards Industrial
Corridor.
The site design includes Unilock permeable
pavers on the parking lot, which allow maximum water drainage while
maintaining a surface strong enough to support the traffic of a 24-hour
restaurant. The use of permeable pavers will also reduce the cost of the onsite
drainage system, clean surface stormwater and minimize stormwater runoff.
Wow, even McDonlads is going green. Maybe the arches will become green. Take note that this McDonals incorporates Permeable Pavers to prevent stormwater runoff.
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