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Tuesday, 11 December

Wake-up And Smell The Coffee - Starbucks Takes LEED

The new, green Starbucks store is located at Willow Tree Lane

Starbucks has just opened  the first-of-its-kind drive-thru in Yeading with new sustainable design features.

The brand new store is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified. The drive-thru features a green living roof, which has the benefit of improving storm water management by reducing runoff, conserving energy, reducing noise and air pollution and increasing urban diversity with habitats for wildlife.

The store also has energy efficient lighting, and a zone-controlled heat pump which is a more efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners.

The efficiencies are not just limited to the way the store functions but also in the build itself. The new concept has been built using locally sourced materials - and all waste materials from the construction were recycled.

The building’s environmental performance and its environmentally friendly design have all helped to contribute to its LEED certification.

 

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The new design also has electrical vehicle chargers for customers to use while they relax with a drink. A recycled brick bar has been built in the centre of the store and runs through to the drive-thru (so customers can see their coffee being made).

 Ad de Hond, Vice President of Design at Starbucks, said: “The purpose of the new design is to redefine the drive-thru experience at Starbucks and show how Starbucks is leading the way in building more sustainable LEED Certified stores.”

Picture: The new, green Starbucks store is located at Willow Tree Lane Retail Park, Glencoe Road, Middlesex, UB4 9SN and will be open Monday to Sunday 06:00 - 21:00.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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