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McDonald's Opens Energy-Efficient Restaurant in Cleveland

May 02, 2013 12:30 PM EDT | By Staff Reporter
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A McDonald's restaurant franchisee in the Cleveland-area is leading the way in making the franchise more green by constructing the most energy-efficient McDonald's in the region, prompting a visit from top executives who consider it a test site, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

"We have applied some of the latest earth-friendly technologies," said franchise owner Bob Jursich, Jr, according to the report.

Some of the new energy features at the Rockside Road location include:

The restaurant cost an additional $1 million on top of the typical $2 million or so that a nicely finished McDonald's cost, b Jursich Jr. estimated.

"I really hope that the results are positive enough that all of McDonald's would buy into it," Jursich said, according to the newspaper. "There is a lot of studying to be done and they just needed somebody to be the guinea pig."

Some of the new energy features at the Rockside Road location include:

- A geothermal system using 10, 425-feet deep wells that helps provide heat in the winter and cool air in the summer.

- Active tiles on the exterior of the building that break down pollution and help clean the air.

- Two large awnings consisting of 341 solar panels that produce more than 85,000 watts of electrical power.

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