The Livermore Toyota dealership was honored last week with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the 35th Toyota dealer in the country to receive the award.
LEED is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods.
Livermore Mayor John Marchand joined John Sullivan, the . dealership's owner, at a reception celebrating the certificate award.
To qualify, Livermore Toyota integrated over 20% of regionally sourced construction materials into its building and recycled over 80% of its construction waste, keeping 502 tons of material out of the landfill. The dealership also installed water efficient plumbing fixtures that reduce water usage by almost 40% and incorporated underwater detention systems for water drainage control.
For the first two years, over 75% of the dealership's yearly energy needs will come from green energy sources.
The project took Livermore Toyota 16 months to complete and was spearheaded by the Borges Architectural Group.
The agency is located at 6200 Northfront Rd., near the interchange of I-580- and Vasco Road.