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Tim Hortons goes LEED in Hamilton

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Tim Hortons opened its first LEED-certified restaurant in Hamilton, Ont.

OAKVILLE, ONT.

Tim Hortons opened its first LEED-certified restaurant in Hamilton, Ont.

The company plans to continue down the green path by registering 30 more LEED projects by the end of 2016.

“We acknowledge we have an environmental impact in the communities we serve and we are committed to continuously improving our restaurant footprint, from how we source material, to how we use energy, to how we design our restaurants and manage our waste,” said Tim Hortons senior director, International Strategic Design and Building Standards Paulo Ferreira.

The new LEED restaurant will have its regulated energy costs cut by 23 per cent which will reduce thousands of dollars from its operating costs.

Forty per cent of the building materials were either regionally manufactured or recycled.

Some of the restaurant’s green features include, a white roof to help maintain interior temperatures cool in the summer and warm in the winter, LED lighting for its signage, installation of low “E” glazed windows to promote insulation and other efforts.

Tim Hortons currently has four restaurant for LEED Certification in Toronto, Ancaster and Nepean, Ont. as well as a location in Syracuse, N.Y.

There are currently five other restaurants in the process of being registered. It plans to register another 20 locations across North America within the next three years.

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