McDonald’s HQ gets green certification

OAK BROOK Ill. Fast-food giant McDonald’s Corp. is now a green giant.

The parent company to the 31,000-unit hamburger chain said Monday it has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for its energy saving and environmentally friendly practices at its headquarters in this Chicago suburb.

The company received the council’s highest award, a LEED Platinum certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

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