New York City -- A KFC restaurant in Indianapolis has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the state's first LEED-certified retail establishment.
KFC was awarded certification on a number of green design and construction features, including energy efficiency. The restaurant is designed to use 25% less energy and water than a conventional KFC restaurant. It features energy-efficient cooking equipment, low-power, LED lighting, locally sourced building materials, fixtures designed for lower water use, waste recycling (including cooking oil and plastics) and many other green innovations.