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The Greenest Restaurant in America is in Omaha, Nebraska

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On December 21, 2010 @ 11:05 am In Architecture,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment

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Up and coming Omaha [2] can now add a new accolade to its name – it has the greenest restaurant in America [3], so named by the Green Restaurant Association. The Grey Plume [4], which celebrated its opening on December 10th in the Midtown Crossing Development in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, recently became the nation’s first three star SustainaBuild™ Certified Green Restaurant®. The seasonally driven restaurant [5] recycles, composts, reduces waste, saves energy and water, and incorporated reclaimed and eco friendly materials in its build out.

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The Grey Plume is located in Midtown Crossing [7], a LEED for Neighborhood Development mixed-use project centered around a revitalized park. Owned and operated jointly by executive chef Clayton Chapman and Chicago-based chef Michael Howe, the super green restaurant focuses on a menu of locally-grown produce and livestock with a farm to table approach [8]. As such, the menu is constantly changing based on what is available and seasonal.

The brand spanking new restaurant was the first in the country to meet the association’s SustainaBuild standard [9], and it also accumulated the most GRA points to-date, which makes it the Greenest Restaurant in America. A long list of green initiatives [10] distinguishesThe Grey Plume including reclaimed building materials, energy efficient lighting, water and energy efficiency measures, recycling and composting programs, non-toxic cleaning materials and eco friendly to-go ware.

+ The Grey Plume [4]

+ Green Restaurant Association [11]

Via Slashfood [3]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/the-greenest-restaurant-in-america-is-in-omaha-nebraska/the-grey-plume-4/

[2] Omaha: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-machine-creates-rainbows-from-recycled-rainwater/

[3] greenest restaurant in America: http://www.slashfood.com/2010/12/16/the-greenest-restaurant-in-america/

[4] The Grey Plume: http://www.thegreyplume.com/

[5] seasonally driven restaurant: http://inhabitat.com/berkeleys-gather-restaurant-serves-up-local-sustainable-food/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/the-greenest-restaurant-in-america-is-in-omaha-nebraska/the-grey-plume-5/

[7] Midtown Crossing: http://midtowncrossing.com/

[8] farm to table approach: http://www.thegreyplume.com/tgp_about_collaboration_farmers.php

[9] association’s SustainaBuild standard: http://dinegreen.com/restaurants/default.asp

[10] green initiatives: http://www.thegreyplume.com/tgp_about_green_initiatives.php

[11] + Green Restaurant Association: http://dinegreen.com/

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