What is a LEED Certified Business?

Our loyal customers know us here at Toyota of El Cajon as the friendly dealership that they can count on for generations. We take great pride in the satisfaction we are able to deliver with our services and products. However, what most of you don’t know is that our dedication to the community goes beyond our cars!

When we had the opportunity to move into our current building in 2009, we wanted to do more than provide great cars and truly exceptional services to our friends and neighbors. We wanted to give our future generations the opportunities they deserve. How do we do that, you ask? Well, we got ourselves and our buildings LEED Certified!

So what is LEED? What does it mean to be LEED Certified?

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, it is an internationally recognized certification and rating system issued only by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to improve the built environment. To earn this LEED Certification, a project like ours must receive credits in these 5 major categories established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality

When we had the chance to rebuild our current dealership, we incorporated many features that will allow us to care for the future generation and the environment. With our LEED Certified building, we

  • Recycled 93% of our construction waste
  • Conserve 43% more water
  • Use 25% less energy

Our efforts don’t stop there! You can also see for yourself in these informational signs around our dealership locations at El Cajon and Santee!

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Toyota of El Cajon is the first and only green dealership of all Southern California, we raise the bar to achieve the highest level of guest satisfaction for you and your family! Being green is just one of our many ways to make positive contributions to our neighborhood!

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