Starbucks Canada is continuing its environmental stewardship commitments with the announcement of its new, revolutionary sustainably constructed café. The eco-friendly initiative is a significant step forward in the company’s global sustainability strategy and focuses on three key areas: "storing more carbon than the company emits, eliminating waste, and providing more clean freshwater than the company uses."
The new sustainably constructed café from Starbucks Canada is set to open in 2021 in Abbotsford, B.C. The pioneering new concept was designed, manufactured, and constructed in collaboration with Vancouver-based green building company, Nexii Building Solutions. Key features of the new cafe include its reduced energy needs for heating and cooling, near-zero construction waste, six-day assembly thanks to Nexii's precision-manufacturing process, as well as the drive-thru concept designed to meet evolving customer needs.
“Buildings and construction can have a substantial impact on Canada’s environmental goals,” says Catherine Anderson, vice president of Store Development at Starbucks Canada. “Working with like-minded innovators like Nexii, we are excited to lead the industry in modelling the benefits of green construction and share what we learn with others to help action meaningful, global change.”
The sustainable concept is just one part of Starbucks Canada plan for a greener future including funding in-store recycling in every store where this is possible, rescuing 100% of the food available for donation through the band's FoodShare program, and purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates that covers 100% electricity usage for Canada.
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