What Does it Mean to Have a LEED Platinum Dealership?

March 2nd, 2018 by

Grand opening banner

Contact Us

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.

More from MINI of Santa Monica

  • Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s the Difference?

    Many people use the terms sunroof and moonroof interchangeably, but did you know there is a difference between the two? While both can let in the fresh Mar Vista air and make the interior of your car feel more open and spacious, there are design differences. Find out how these two popular features differ with MINI of Santa Monica….

  • Car Personality Test

    Are you ready for a new vehicle, but are left wondering, “What car should I buy?” At MINI of Santa Monica we can help you answer that question. Your car does more than take you around Los Angeles: it’s a reflection of your personality, taking care of your needs while exuding your distinctive style. You’re drawn to particular models, brands,…

  • Vegan Restaurants in Culver City

    The staff at MINI of Santa Monica is always happy to talk about the latest cars – and the latest places to eat! If you’re in the neighborhood, why not check out some of our favorite vegan restaurants in Culver City that are sure to satisfy any appetite? Featuring fresh ingredients and innovative flavors, you’ll…

  • 2019 MINI Cooper Countryman Specs & Dimensions

    If you’re interested in a new 2019 MINI Cooper Countryman but you’re worried that it may be too small of a vehicle to suit your active Los Angeles area lifestyle, don’t be. The Countryman is remarkably versatile and surprisingly roomy for a subcompact SUV. Explore the dimensions and specs of the MINI Cooper Countryman, then stop…

  • What is a Good Interest Rate on a Car Loan?

    Looking to avoid paying too much on your car loan? Looking to get a good interest rate on your car loan? MINI of Santa Monica is here to help! Of course, your monthly car loan and your interest rate depends on your credit score. Fortunately, the team at MINI of Santa Monica will break it down. Read more to learn the…