FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Pizza Fusion was recently awarded Gold and Silver certifications by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for its first two restaurants built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design specifications in Palm Beach Gardens and Weston, Fla. The recognition makes Pizza Fusion the first LEED certified pizzeria in the world.
"It's very rewarding to see our first two LEED projects officially comply with the strict specifications of the USGBC's building and operational standards," said Mike Gordon, vice president of store development and co-founder of Pizza Fusion. "These certifications represent our commitment to building all our restaurants to this standard."
Pizza Fusion's restaurants feature countertops made of re-used glass bottles from other Pizza Fusions, bamboo flooring, 30 percent recaptured industrial concrete, non-VOC paints, Energy Star-certified appliances, insulation made from recycled blue jeans, low voltage lighting, furniture made from reclaimed wood and more.
Pizza Fusion's LEED certified restaurants also have reduced water waste by 40 percent and electricity consumption by 20 percent annually.