Toyota Leads the Way in Green Buildings

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Toyota Leads the Way in Green

Total of 29 LEED Certified Lexus facilities and dealerships in the

Torrance, Calif. May 30, 2012 Motor Sales, U.S.A. (TMS) recently completed City Regional Technical Center in Kansas City, Mo. has Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) Gold certification. The training center is located at the sales office and provides classrooms and training bays for dealer technicians. A total of 11 U.S. facilities and 18 Toyota/Lexus have achieved LEED leading the automotive industry in building efforts.

“At Toyota, we are committed to environmental impacts throughout our said Doug Beebe, TMS manager of administrative services. provides a framework for us to demonstrate doing what is environmentally can also be financially responsible.”

The City technical training integrated the following LEED into construction to achieve certification:

99 percent of construction (more than 953 tons) was from landfill through or recycling

Extensive native rain gardens and swales 100 percent of parking lot and roof water runoff, removing 95 of pollutants

Automatic lighting and use of natural light reduce demand by 24.5 percent

High efficiency HVAC consumes 50 percent less in cooling mode

100 percent of wood products carry Stewardship Council (FSC) ensuring sustainable harvest

Dual flush toilets, urinals and efficient fixtures water consumption by 66 percent, 49,800 gallons of water

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100 percent of annual energy use kwh/yr) is offset by investment in renewable energy development

In to the Kansas City Regional Training Center, 10 Toyota/Lexus facilities have achieved levels of LEED certification 2003. Ranging from space to vehicle distribution these facilities represent continued efforts to improve the and efficiency of all operations while the overall environmental footprint. A listing of LEED certified is found below.

Toyota sparked an industry in 2006, with construction of the LEED certified automotive in the country. Patt Lobb of McKinney, Texas, achieved LEED certification and paved the way for dealers to follow. To date, 18 dealerships have achieved certification, including the nation’s Platinum LEED certified Kendall Toyota in Eugene, An additional nine dealerships are and awaiting final certification complete listing below).

“Toyota and Lexus dealers truly seized the opportunity to their businesses,” said Bastien, TMS vice president of market development, “and by so are demonstrating environmental leadership in communities. Dealers are also re-couping their initial and realizing the long term benefits of building more dealerships.”

LEED dealership was spurred by Toyota’s ECO Image II initiative which assists with construction of facilities emphasize efficiency and reduce environmental impacts. LEED dealers are seeing a 26 percent in energy costs per square per year. In addition, quick on investment for sustainable building efficient lighting and other elements are confirming the economic of building green.

The LEED Green Building System™ is a third-party green certification program designed by the Green Building Council. The Green Building Council is a organization dedicated to the expansion of building practices and the LEED LEED projects accumulate in various environmental categories. totals determine the level of ranging from ‘Certified’ to


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