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Today’s Date: June 19, 2013Release No. 37Contact: Rachel Mauro856-555-5454 (Office)856-555-6464 (Cell)Deluxe@CFApublicrela...
“The dedication of Chick-fil-A trying to reduce their carbon footprint is beyond question,” said Fort Worth,Texas employee...
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Cfa news release

  1. 1. Today’s Date: June 19, 2013Release No. 37Contact: Rachel Mauro856-555-5454 (Office)856-555-6464 (Cell)Deluxe@CFApublicrelations.comRelease Date: At onceEat MorChikin- Be Mor GreenATLANTA- Only 38 restaurants in the United States are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) certified, according to The Daily Green. Chick-fil-A is one of them. 40 percent of LEED certifiedrestaurant are national chains.Chick-fil-A opened a now LEED certified restaurant behind the Montgomery Plaza of Fort Worth, Texas in2011."Chick-fil-A is dedicated to demonstrating our commitment to the environment and the communities inwhich we operate," said Senior Director of Environmental Stewardship Michael Garrison. "We havelearned so much at our living laboratory at Montgomery Plaza. It truly has enabled us to explore and refineour environmental stewardship practices to the point where we can now implement them in many of ourrestaurants nationwide."The LEED certified Chick-fil-A has obtained sustainability with these features:Water Usage - The restaurant utilizes low-flow fixtures in both the restrooms and the kitchen. Anunderground cistern (the size of a swimming pool) collects rainwater for landscape irrigation. As aresult, Montgomery Plaza uses 40 percent less water when compared to a typical Chick-fil-ARestaurant.Energy Efficiency - The restaurant features skylights in the dining area and windows in the kitchen,as well as the installation of energy efficient appliances. As a result, Chick-fil-A at MontgomeryPlaza uses 14 percent less energy than industry standards.Air Quality - Materials used in construction at Montgomery Plaza were specially selected becausethey do not emit harmful gasses. As a result, this restaurant has 30 percent more fresh air than atypical building.Diverting Waste - 20 percent of the building material budget for Chick-fil-A at Montgomery Plazawas spent on products with recycled content. In addition, more than 50 percent of constructionwaste was diverted from the landfill. All cardboard and foam cups used in the everyday operationsof the restaurant are being recycled.-more-
  2. 2. “The dedication of Chick-fil-A trying to reduce their carbon footprint is beyond question,” said Fort Worth,Texas employee Kenya Ramos.Chick-fil-A is dedicated to being "a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us" and "to have a positiveinfluence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A." Eat MorChikin and be mor green.# # #Page 2 of 2

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