Maguire Dealerships Gaining from LEED Green Certification

The Maguire Fam­i­ly of Deal­er­ships, based in Ith­i­ca, NY, and rep­re­sent­ing most of the major auto­mo­tive brands, is empha­siz­ing green sus­tain­abil­i­ty in the open­ing of a new store. The deal­er received a LEED (Lead­er­ship of Ener­gy and Envi­ron­men­tal Design) plat­inum cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the US Green Build­ing Coun­cil for its Maguire Toy­ota, Scion, Kia, Vol­vo, Volk­swa­gen, and Audi store in Ith­i­ca. It’s the first and only mul­ti-brand deal­er­ship to receive this accred­i­ta­tion. Suc­cess­ful­ly join­ing the LEED pro­gram been offered an oppor­tu­ni­ty for the deal­er to save mon­ey through ener­gy effi­cien­cy and build its brand image.

The deal­er­ship excelled in all five green design cat­e­gories of the Council’s rat­ing sys­tem: sus­tain­able sites, water effi­cien­cy, ener­gy and atmos­phere, mate­ri­als and resources, and indoor envi­ron­men­tal qual­i­ty. Maguire can now reuse its roof-col­lect­ed rain­wa­ter to wash cars, flush toi­lets, and water land­scap­ing. The building’s new roof also includes solar pan­els, which now gen­er­ate 20% of the store’s elec­tric­i­ty. The store can also reuse engine waste oil from cus­tomers’ oil changes by recy­cling it into var­i­ous renew­able appli­ca­tions.

 

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