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KC Toyota training facility receives LEED gold certification

Toyota motor Sales’ technical training facility in Kansas City has received LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a third party certification program and validation tool for the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings.
Sabatini Architects, based in Lawrence, KS, led the design of the 10,000 square foot expansion with AL Huber acting as general contractor. The facility is located near Kansas City International Airport, and provides offices, classrooms and a complete auto shop for ongoing training of Toyota dealer mechanics in the region.
Project highlights include:
• Rain garden and swales planted with native vegetation treat 100 percent of the parking lot and roof storm water.
• High efficiency HVAC system consumes 50 percent less energy than previous system.
• 100 percent of the building’s energy use is offset by investment in certified renewable energy development (176 kwH/year).
• Dual flush toilets, waterless urinals and efficient faucets reduce water consumption by 49,800 gallons of water per year.
• 99 percent of construction waste was diverted from the landfill for salvage or recycling.
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