e2 Emeril’s Eatery Achieves Prestigious LEED Certification
e2 Emeril’s Eatery in uptown Charlotte was recently awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) CI Retail Certification. LEED, which is overseen by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides a framework for businesses to implement sustainable practices and features into design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
“Earning LEED certification shows we’re serious about being a sustainable, environmentally focused and local farmer-friendly restaurant,” said Chef Emeril Lagasse, owner and executive chef of the restaurant. “By committing ourselves to LEED principles, we’re providing our customers a promise of fresh, high-quality food and sustainable operations.”
e2 emeril’s eatery is the first restaurant in Charlotte to receive LEED certification. The restaurant was judged on the sustainability of the site, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, and innovation in design. To plan and build the restaurant, e2 partnered with Wells Fargo, Philadelphia architecture firm Floss Barber and LEED certification expert tvsdesign, along with local firms Balfour Beatty, Barrett Woodyard & Associates, Tobin Starr + Partners and Childress Klein.