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Tom Wood Subaru Environmentally Friendly Steps to Reduce and Recycle

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SOURCE Tom Wood Subaru

INDIANAPOLIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Recycling / Salvaging: demolished the old "White" building and the construction waste was recycled wherever possible, including 100% of the old parking lot and close to 90% of the old building.
  • White Roofing Materials: Reduction of heat island effect.
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Charging stations powered by on site photovoltaic solar arrays
  • Site Selection: developing on a previously developed site rather than a green field.
  • Implementation of Subaru Eco-Friendly Dealer Program - the day-to-day operation of the facility and attention to recycling, use of environmentally friendly janitorial products, and office supplies.
  • Improvement of indoor environmental quality: through the introduction of filtered outside air into all spaces, use of low emitting materials for adhesives, sealants, paints, flooring, day-lighting and views outside.
  • Reduced energy usage through the design of the building envelope: insulated at least 50% above the requirements of the energy code, usage of high performance insulated low-e glass, and white reflective roof.
  • Reduced electrical usage: through the implementation of all LED lighting (indoors and parking lot), day-lighting from skylights, occupancy sensors, digital building systems controls.
  • Highly efficient mechanical systems: through the implementation of energy recovery systems, occupancy sensors, individually controlled HVAC zones, digital building systems controls, highly efficient equipment.
  • Use of regional sources for building materials: such as stone and concrete.
  • Use of recycled content in building materials: steel, curtain wall and glass relocated from the old Palmer building, and countertops made from recycled glass.
  • On-site renewable energy production: from photovoltaic solar arrays.
  • Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting: to reduce potable water usage and storm water discharge off site. All non-potable (car wash, toilets, outside water spigots).
  • Alternative Transportation Encouraged: through construction of the start of a bike path on 96th Street, bike racks and indoor changing rooms for employee and customer use.
  • Storm Water Quality & Pollution Treatment: all rainwater that falls on the site and enters back into the environment.
  • Xeriscaping: Water efficient landscaping with native Indiana plants and trees.
  • Car Wash: reuses and recycles the water.

Emily Carlson

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