KFC will seek LEED certification for the restaurant. In 2009, a KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Northampton, Massachusetts achieved LEED-Gold certification. The restaurant was designed to use 30 percent less energy and water. It uses solar energy to preheat fresh air coming into the building which reduces the use of natural gas, and a lighting control system that maximizes the use of natural light. The counter tops and building insulation contain recycled content.