From ground breaking to daily business operations, every aspect of our facility was designed with enhanced sustainability in mind. The building footprint optimizes about 25,000 square feet of land use with three stories. Our vehicle service area is located on the lower story while the showroom is on the upper story. Our third story has office space for future growth. By having our service area directly below the showroom, not only do we reduce our environmental impact, we also increase our energy efficiency.
Just above our service reception drive, we have a 5000 square foot green roof with benches that you can access from inside the facility. Our green roof reduces air pollution while attracting wildlife, such as butterflies, birds and bees. Our green roof has many different types of flowers that you can enjoy as well as a kid’s play area so you can still keep an eye on the little ones. Our second kid’s play area is located right off our showfloor and our third kid’s area is combined with our comfortable customer lounge. Our customer lounge comes equipped with iMacs, iPads, coffee bar, freshly popped popcorn and snacks.
Did you know, if every house in the US replaced one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, it would prevent 90 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the equivalent to removing 7.5 million cars from the road, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. We took our lighting a step further and use natural lighting and LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting for our interior and exterior energy use. For a complete comparison of LEDs, incandescent and CFLs please visit www.designrecycleinc.com. We also use motion detector sensor lights in our offices, which helps us not only save money, but it saves energy and the environment. Around the exterior of our facility, we use Exterior Insulate and Finish System (EFIS) to maximize energy efficiency and to substantially cut power consumption.
Our service department also encourages environmentally friendly procedures. When performing an oil change on a vehicle, we remove the old oil and recycle it, helping keep the oil out of our rivers, lakes, beaches and even our drinking water. You can also help the environment by performing regular maintenance on your vehicle. Regular maintenance to your vehicle not only extends the life of your vehicle, it also creates less pollution and saves gas. A properly maintained vehicle, clean air filters and properly inflated tiers can greatly improve your vehicle’s performance. If you maintenance with us, you get a complimentary carwash every time. Our professional carwashes are often more efficient with water consumption than washing by hand. Did you know, that if everyone in the US who hand wash, took their vehicle through a carwash just once, we could save nearly 8.7 billion gallons of water, according to 50waystohelp.com.
Learn how you can help the environment in your own home by checking out this illustrated wikihow article. On your next visit to our facility, check out our green roof and don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and check out our website for great deals everyday!