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Starbucks Opens New Eco-friendly Shop at Downtown Disney

Travelers Today       By    Sophia Thomas

Updated: Mar 11, 2014 11:42 AM EDT

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Starbucks opened a new store yesterday at Disneyland Resort in California as an effort to introduce a series of environmentally-friendly coffee shops worldwide.

Located at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, the new LEED-certified shop was built totally from reclaimed wood with a large yard surrounded by a green wall with more than 1,000 plants. Customers will experience an interactive environment created by a 10-foot video installation with high technology and nice design. To increase service quality, the company will offer some of the exceptional coffees as part of the Starbucks Reserve coffee line and Clover brewing system.
The store is one of the four to be opened over the next year on Disney properties across the United States. The famous coffee company plans to open another store in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort, two at Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort and two at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The new shop is viewed as evidence for the devotion of the coffee chain to the designs and technology of its shop. Another LEED-certificated store was opened in Seattle last year as a drive-thru made from shipping containers. The shop is made from two recycled shipping containers in reclaimed wood. The company opened more than 10 design offices around the world to design its high-profile and eco-friendly coffee shops, according to CoDesign.

 LEED certification is a rating system for measuring building sustainability. A LEED-certificated building is the building that is truly eco-friendly or "green". Developed and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, the system is created to enhance design and construction practices that reduce negative impacts on the environment while maximizing building project's profitability.

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