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McDonald’s first global flagship Net Zero Energy-designed restaurant will serve as a learning hub to test sustainable solutions.

McDonald’s first global flagship Net Zero Energy-designed restaurant will serve as a learning hub to test sustainable solutions.

August 01, 2020

On-site renewable energy design aims to cover 100% of the restaurant’s energy needs – plus it's stunning.


We're thrilled to introduce our newest flagship in Orlando, Florida: the first quick-service restaurant designed to be Net Zero Energy in the U.S. This McDonalds’s combines modern architecture with technology to create enough renewable energy on-site to cover its energy needs on a net annual basis. Scroll down to see just some of what makes this new restaurant unique.

The 8,024 square-foot restaurant features an expansive, v-shaped solar-paneled roof and photovoltaic glass panels integrated throughout the building.

The 8,024 square-foot restaurant features an expansive, v-shaped solar-paneled roof and photovoltaic glass panels integrated throughout the building.

Green, plant-covered walls absorb CO2, promoting biodiversity and retaining water.

Green, plant-covered walls absorb CO2, promoting biodiversity and retaining water.

Louvers open and close automatically ‘inhaling' cool air in and 'exhaling' warm air out.

Louvers open and close automatically ‘inhaling' cool air in and 'exhaling' warm air out.

(Click picture to watch video) Solar parking lot lights help offset more than 9,000 kWh per year.

Solar parking lot lights help offset more than 9,000 kWh per year.

To solidify the restaurant's Net Zero Energy status, we will pursue the International Living Future Institute's Zero Energy Certification over the next year. Data and learnings from the restaurant will also inform McDonald's global sustainability efforts, including progressing toward the company's science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 36% in restaurants and offices by 2030 compared to a 2015 base year.

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