Sustainable Design
Our goal is to build environmentally and socially sustainable businesses. It's quite simple, we believe that bad business practices have messed up the planet, and good business practices can turn that around.

We don't believe it's up to government to regulate good behavior. We do believe however that if businesses act responsibly that we will leave the planet better off for our grandchildren than we received it from our grandparents.

We also believe that "doing good" is good for the bottom line. Our customers appreciate it, the media tells others about it, and we attract a more committed franchise owner and team member.

In construction, we follow the guidelines of the US Green Building Council's LEED Program.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.

LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.