KFC the quick service restaurant chain has set target goals to establish all new company restaurant building designs as LEED certifiable from 2015. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program which advocates the best strategies and practices in building, it seeks to ensure a positive impact on the environment and building occupants.
Surface Design is engaged to obtain the LEED certificate for KFC Lidcombe. This store will have a reduced energy consumption on 16%, reduced water usage of up to 35%, divert up to 720 kilograms of waste from landfill. This is achieved by featuring various initiatives in design such as LED lighting, low VOC finishes, recycling and water conservation measures etc. KFC Lidcombe will be the 22nd LEED certified store in the KFC global network.