Industry News | February 17, 2009

First LEED-Certified Subway Opens in Kissimmee

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DiPasqua Enterprises, owner of 89 SUBWAY Restaurants in Central Florida, will celebrate its Calypso Commons location’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification on Wed., Feb. 18, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 3260 Vineland Rd. in Kissimmee, Florida. LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) leading rating system for the design and construction of the world’s greenest, most efficient, and high performing buildings. This is the first LEED-Certified SUBWAY Restaurant within the SUBWAY chain, and the only SUBWAY eco-store in Florida. There are currently five SUBWAY eco-stores open and operating nationwide, three of which are currently pending LEED certification.

As part of a company-wide initiative backed by SUBWAY’s corporate offices to become more eco-friendly, the SUBWAY eco-store utilizes sustainable processes that yield energy savings of about 20 percent. Elements of the eco-store include high efficiency HVAC systems, remote condensing units for refrigeration and ice making equipment, day lighting and controls for high efficiency lighting, LED interior and exterior signs, low flow water fixtures, and building and décor materials from sustainable sources. There was also extensive use of recycled products and furnishings in the construction of the restaurant.

The reception, which is open to the public, will provide an opportunity for the local community to get an inside look at the innovation and ingenuity that went into making the Calypso Commons SUBWAY an eco-friendly dining experience.

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