As part of its focus on sustainability and green practices across its operations, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) is committed to designing and building LEED-certified facilities.
Achieving LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is a rigorous process that evaluates and distinguishes high-performance buildings that have a lower impact on the environment, are healthier for those who inhabit them and are more profitable than their conventional counterparts. Under the system, buildings earn points for satisfying criterion designed to address specific environmental impacts inherent in the buildings’ design, construction, operations and management.
Toyota leads the automotive industry in LEED certifications, with 11 facilities and 32 dealerships in the U.S. and Canada, including three of the nation’s four Platinum dealership certifications. In addition, 10 facilities are currently in various stages of the certification process.
LEED certification is just one of the critical initiatives that TMS has adopted to reduce the environmental impact of its operations as part of the TMS Environmental Action Plan. In addition, the TMS Real Estate and Facilities (RE&F) Department’s Process Green sets a framework for sustainable design, development and operations across its facilities.