12 December 2011
Starbucks has an extensive environmental stewardship program consisting of recycling, energy, water, and green buildings programs. They're currently constructing another coffee house in Seattle, and while this may sound like the same old same old, this time around they're constructing the building entirely out of old shipping containers.
Starbucks wishes to reduce their environmental impact. A great way to accomplish this was to recycle old shipping containers, greatly reducing the need for building materials a typical Starbucks would require.
We at ConGlobal Industries know the world is our home, borrowed from future generations, and we wish to leave them with a better world. That is why we were thrilled when we heard our very own Doug DeVries is the man who made this all possible. He provided Starbucks with the shipping containers they are utilizing for this project! The grand opening was 12-13-2011.
"This is just a walk up and drive-thru store without any inside seating. It's located right next to Boeing Field. On the roof top of the container store there's the name "STARBUCKS" spelled out with big block letters that stretches the entire length of the container so it can be seen not only by aircraft going to Boeing, but also by anyone approaching the SeaTac Airport as well. Note the awnings are intact cargo doors and the ends of each of the top units use metal graphics of coffee trees." ~ Doug DeVries
Congratulations to Doug DeVries for assisting Starbucks, and fostering an environment that helped meet their goal of saving energy, recycling, and constructing green buildings.