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  • Writer's pictureBritney Heerten

McDonald's Net Zero Energy Building

McDonald's fast-food chain often gets talked down, but I am going to compliment them on their new, net-zero restaurant in Orlando, FL.

McDonald's wants to reduce their carbon footprint and decided to build the first net-zero restaurant at Disney World in Orlando, FL. The building has over 600 SF of operable louver windows that open and close based on the humidity and temperature outside. When the air needs to turn on the windows will close.

As a bonus to being net-zero energy, the building is also intended to teach children and adults about these types of facilities and answer questions about how it works through a series of screen displays.

Instead of the typical play place, there is a stationary bicycle area that generates energy that can power cellphones and the golden arch sign that is on the living nature wall.

For more information, you can see the reference article below:

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