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.
“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.
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.