Green Arches: LEED Honors for McDonald's HQ

Putting together a new office building that meets the U.S. Green Building Council's eco-standards is no snap. So imagine the chore of retrofitting a 1980s headquarters that was never designed to get a green imprimatur in the first place. At McDonald's (MCD), as it's turned out, it wasn't that hard after all. Indeed, the whole effort cost just $150,000.

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