Restaurant is First in Charlotte Recognized for Sustainable Operations
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – 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.
e2 emeril’s eatery features Emeril’s eclectic twist on modern American classics, including New Orleans and Southern-style dishes, made using local ingredients and served in a comfortable setting. The restaurant includes a large chef’s food bar, a raw bar, an open kitchen overlooking the main dining room, a semi-private dining area and a patio. e2 serves lunch weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner is served Monday – Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For a meal on-the-go, e2 GO adjoins e2 emeril’s eatery, both conveniently located on Levine Avenue of the Arts in uptown Charlotte. Reservations can be made online or by calling (704) 414-4797. For more information on e2 emeril’s eatery, please visit http://www.e2emerils.com.
About Chef Emeril Lagasse:
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 12 other award-winning restaurants in addition to e2 emeril’s eatery: three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); and three in Bethlehem, Pa. (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table). Emeril is a national TV personality who has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network. He is also the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” in addition to his popular Cooking Channel food shows “Emeril Live” and “The Originals with Emeril.” A best-selling author, Emeril’screative approach to Creole cuisine is best summarized as “new” New Orleans cooking. He has produced 16 cookbooks, including his recent Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s art and educational programs that inspire and mentor young people. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5 million to children’s causes.