It’s official, tacos in Edinburgh can now be enjoyed in the most eco-friendly surroundings possible.
Our latest opening has just received the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), highest possible rating: SKA Gold. These energy measuring wizards tot-up the environmental impact of a restaurant fit-out regardless of the base building, assessing areas such as energy consumption, CO2 emissions, waste, water and materials used, to come up with a score on how well a project has done.
SKA ratings help our designers and contractors assess fit-out projects against a set of sustainability good practice criteria, whilst working in conjunction with our zero-waste to landfill policy and the Green Wahaco charter (where staff join in), ensuring Wahaca is as sustainable and energy efficient as it can be, and you can tuck into your tacos, safe in the knowledge, that they’re not costing the earth.
It’s not just about building nice green restaurants though. We are proud to have been the first restaurant group to voluntarily sign up to the Waste and Resources Action Programme’s “Hospitality and Food Service Agreement” – an agreement whereby signatories provide the government with their waste volumes, with the aim of reducing this wherever possible and helping others to do the same. As we reported earlier this year, we were also the first restaurant group in The UK to become Carbon Neutral, as we continue to try and push the boundaries of how good restaurants can and should be run.
Wahaca Edinburgh joins a host of our restaurants to be awarded the SKA Gold award, you can have a read about our latest green openings here.