What Does it Mean to Have a LEED Platinum Dealership?
Set up by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a way to define and measure “green” buildings. LEED has four levels of achievement and MINI of Santa Monica pursued and got the highest, LEED Platinum. From building design to construction to ongoing operations, we met or exceeded all eight LEED categories. We also have a coffee commissary to complement our operations too!
LEED Platinum Categories
LEED certification denotes a building that is both energy and resource efficient. Its four distinctions: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum, are measured by categories. MINI of Santa Monica put in many efforts to reach Platinum status, the highest status, by meeting or exceeding the following categories:
- Innovation and Design
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Awareness and Education
- To name just a few.
What Does Our LEED Platinum Certification Say About Us?
Not only do we think the vehicle you take on your Los Angeles commute should be environmentally friendly, but we think dealerships should be environmentally friendly, too. In getting a LEED Platinum Certification, we hope to set a higher standard for future car dealership design and operations. After all, we are only one of a handful of dealerships in Santa Monica with a LEED Platinum Certification; we hope other dealerships follow our leadership. Contact us to learn more or come see our green facility and fuel-efficient models in person today.
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