Menemsha Solutions Design achieves LEED Gold for KFC
Los Angeles, California – Menemsha Solutions, a leading provider of professional services for the retail industry annoucesannounces that the KFC restaurant located at 6154 Keystone Avenue is Indiana’s first LEED-Certified Retail Establishment.
“We are very honored to have provided KFC with a design that has contributed to achieving LEED Gold certification. Sustainable design for retail and restaurant establishments needs leaders like Yum! Brands, Inc. who will invest in making more efficient design possible.” – Reza Hadaegh, Vice President of Architectural Services
Menemsha provided design services for the prototype.
“We’re very proud of our eco-friendly Keystone Avenue restaurant and it is rewarding to receive LEED Gold certification,” said Roger McClendon, Chief Sustainability Officer for Yum! Brands, Inc., parent company of KFC Corp. “Not only is this the first LEED-certified restaurant in Indiana, it is the state’s first LEED-certified retail establishment. The teams at KFC and Yum! Brands are proud to be on the forefront of helping make Indiana a little ‘greener.'”
“KFC’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrezzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and KFC serves as a prime example of just how much we can accomplish.”
Earlier this month, the restaurant was presented with a plaque in recognition of its LEED Gold certification. In attendance at the presentation ceremony were Indiana State Senators Beverly Gard and Jim Merritt, Ashlee Kilpatrick and Jamison Hutchins from the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and Chris Smith, Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Green Building Council, as well as executives from Yum! Brands, Inc.
About Menemsha Solutions
Menemsha Solutions is a national survey/design/build firm specializing in high-volume programs for the full retail spectrum including banking, big box, c-stores, grocery, hospitality, restaurant, and specialty retail. Services include architectural design, prototype design and branding, brand & market analysis, production design, value engineering, permit expediting & entitlement, 3D modeling & animation, Laser2CAD as-built surveys, ADA compliance assessments, acquisition inspections, general contracting, open-store roll-outs, in-house procurement & estimating departments, and more.
Menemsha’s multidisciplinary approach creates a synergy for shared knowledge and best practices. Founded in 1992, Menemsha Solutions is headquartered in Los Angeles and Boston with resources across the country. www.menemshasolutions.com
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain specializing in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Crispy Strips with home-style sides, Honey BBQ Wings, and freshly made chicken sandwiches including the Double Down™ and the Doublicious™. There are more than 15,000 KFC outlets in 109 countries and territories around the world serving some 12 million customers each day. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM.) For more information, visit www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/KFC) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/kfc_colonel).
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation. Its membership includes corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations. Since UGSBC’s founding in 1993, the Council has grown to more than 17,000 member companies and organizations, a comprehensive family of LEED® green building rating systems, an expansive educational offering, the industry’s popular Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (www.greenbuildexpo.org), and a network of 78 local chapters, affiliates, and organizing groups. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.
The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified green building criteria. The six major environmental categories of review include: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design. Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of LEED green building certification are awarded based on the total number of points earned within each LEED category. LEED can be applied to all building types including new construction, commercial interiors, core & shell developments, existing buildings, homes, neighborhood developments, schools and retail facilities. Incentives for LEED are available at the state and local level and LEED has also been adopted nationwide by federal agencies, state and local governments, and interested private companies. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org/LEED.