KFC/Taco Bell – LEED Gold

KFC/Taco Bell – LEED Gold

“This latest effort is a testament to the commitment we place on implementing environmentally-friendly solutions and continued research in the field of green technology,” said Jonathan Balas, AIA, LEED AP, KFC Project Architect.


Yum! Brands, Inc., the world’s largest restaurant company and parent of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, installed a SolarWall® system on a new KFC-Taco Bell restaurant in Northampton, MA.  The use of the SolarWall® technology demonstrates the Company’s commitment to increasing awareness of renewable energy, as well as Yum! Brands’ emphasis on corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship.


The KFC/Taco Bell SolarWall® system will displace more than 9 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and is estimated to produce approximately 100 million BTUs of thermal energy per year. This means that during the 30-year life of the system and the building, Yum! Brands will have displaced more than 270 tons of carbon dioxide as a result of this one initiative. Conserval worked with the architect to stylize the SolarWall system and it was integrated directly into the front facade of the restaurant.