Toyota Motor Corporation has a long history of concern for the environment, and actively seeks ways to meet the growing transportation needs of society in ways that are less harmful to our planet as a whole.
As one of the newest dealers in the Toyota Canada network, Stratford Toyota strived to align itself with the core environmental values of Toyota. We have done this by building a facility that was constructed to L.E.E.D. standards. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system measures the environmental impact, sustainability and efficiency of buildings.
On June 7th, 2010 Stratford Toyota officially became Toyota Canada's first LEED certified dealership. Not only were we LEED certified, we were able to obtain a Gold certification level, becoming the only automotive dealership in Canada to have such a distinction.
Below are few of the highlights, techniques and technologies used here at the dealership:
We are very proud of the results of this project. It was an education for all that were involved from start to finish. As much as we have learned, it is very important to us to educate the public on what can be achieved using green technologies. To help with this initiative Stratford Toyota has built an interactive Green Education Kiosk in our showroom. We are also a proud partner of the Toyota Evergreen Program which rewards schools for the implementation and completion of green projects. To date we have rewarded five Stratford area schools with grants for projects they have competed, and look forward to working with many more in the future.
For more information about LEED and their initiatives please visit www.cagbc.org and for more information about Stratford Toyota just stop by for a visit or send us an email.
Many thanks to Hyde Construction, NA Engineering Associates Inc, Fluent Engineering Inc, Hyde Electric and Dordan Mechanical for all their help and hard work to make this project such a success.