TOYOTA + GREEN BUILDING
Green building principles help us design, build, renovate and manage our facilities – offices, distribution facilities and manufacturing plants – in a more sustainable manner. We share our know-how and experience with our dealerships to support their efforts to be environmentally responsible.
We have 11 Toyota and Lexus facilities with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification. These facilities represent Toyota’s continued efforts to improve the design and efficiency of all operations.
Our most recent site to achieve LEED certification is the Kansas City Technical Training Center in Missouri. In achieving Gold certification in 2012, the facility diverted more than 953 tons – 99 percent of construction waste – from landfill through salvage or recycling, and planted extensive native vegetation rain gardens to treat stormwater runoff.
In the U.S. and Canada, there are 26 Toyota and Lexus dealerships with LEED certification. Toyota dealerships in the U.S. have a combined 1.4 million square feet of LEED-certified building space.
Lexus of Henderson in Nevada is the third Lexus dealership to receive LEED Gold certification. They recycled 85 percent of their construction waste and used materials with high levels of recycled content throughout the dealership.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
- By achieving LEED Gold certification, Stouffville Toyota reduced energy consumption by 71 percent when compared to standard energy codes, and water use by 83 percent.
- Since 2003, over five million kilowatt-hours of grid power use have been avoided by the rooftop photovoltaic system at our LEED-certified U.S. sales headquarters South Campus.