Burger King unveils eco-friendly restaurant
The Burger King fast food chain has announced the opening of a new energy-efficient restaurant.
It is located in Waghausel, Germany, where customers can settle down amid surroundings that the company claims are environmentally responsible.
For instance, renewable energy generates one-third of the site's power consumption, which cuts associated expenditure by 45 per cent.
The measures also reduce carbon emissions through a wind turbine, while a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station is available for hybrid cars.
Furthermore, an interior heat recovery ventilation system regulates temperatures in the restaurant, which can save 73 per cent of energy consumption annually in comparison to alternative methods.
LED bulbs in the eatery's interior and exterior could also result in cost savings.
Jonathan Fitzpatrick, senior vice-president of franchise operations for the brand's Europe, Middle East and Africa region, stated: "Implementing these new green energy systems reduces the environmental impact and is another step in our ongoing commitment to our... corporate responsibility program."