Dunkin' Brands

At a Glance


Food Services

Project Type

Data Analysis




Canton, MA


Rachel Mak developed a roadmap for energy use reductions in Dunkin' Brand's corporate offices.


Rachel Mak was tasked with calculating the carbon footprint of Dunkin’ Brands from its 2010 to 2012 corporate holdings’ operations and developing a roadmap for energy use reductions.


The corporate holdings of Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, is composed of its corporate facilities, company operated restaurants and corporate transportation fleet. After calculating the company’s carbon footprint, Mak analyzed and normalized year-to-year carbon trends, identified feasible carbon reduction goals and outlined potential energy conservation and efficiency projects to reach these goals.

To determine feasible energy conservation and efficiency projects, Mak conducted night and weekend audits of the headquarters, training center and select company operated restaurants of Dunkin’ Brands and analyzed the fleet efficiency of its corporate fleet.

Potential Impact

From her analysis, she was able to identify carbon reduction projects that would pay for themselves in less than a year and allow Dunkin' Brands to achieve significant carbon reduction and financial savings over a five year time span.

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