Dunkin' Donuts to open its first 'green' unit

ST. PETERSBURG Fla. As part of its commitment to lower its carbon emissions footprint, Dunkin’ Brands Inc. broke ground today here on a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certified Dunkin' Donuts unit.

The store, which is owned and operated by franchisee Robert Aziz, will be the quick-service chain’s first “green” building. The store will feature insulated concrete foam walls to reduce air-conditioning use by 40 percent, energy-efficient lig

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