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First-ever LEED certified pizzeria

March 16, 2009
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Pizza Fusion recently acheived Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and Silver certification for two of its restaurants in Palm Beach Gardens and Weston, Florida, respectively, according to MarketWatch.
Sustainable elements in the LEED certified pizza shops include: Countertops made of re-used glass bottles; bamboo flooring; non-volatile organic compound (VOC) paints; insulation made from recycled blue jeans; and more, the story stated.
Mike Gordon, vice president of store development and co-founder of Pizza Fusion, said: "It''s very rewarding to see our first two LEED projects officially comply with the strict specifications of the USGBC''s building and operational standards. These certifications represent our commitment to building all our restaurants to this standard."
Pizza Fusion''s LEED certified restaurants reduce water waste by 40 percent and electricity consumption by 20 percent annually, the story noted.
This recognition makes Pizza Fusion the only LEED certified pizzeria in the world, the story added.
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