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Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas has officially achieved LEED Platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The state-of-the-art, 100 acre campus boasts a platinum sized list of sustainability aspects, from renewable energy to drought resistant landscaping.   

•Largest on-site corporate solar installation among non-utility companies in Texas
•8.79-Megawatt solar power system, designed and installed by SunPower Corp.
•Produces up to 33 percent of daily electric needs for headquarters campus
•Installation of high efficiency lighting and building envelopes to reduce energy usage on campus
•Specialized rooftop design teeming with plant life to manage rainwater, reduce heat and further insulate the buildings
•Grid energy offset by Texas wind farm renewable energy credits
•State-of-the-art rainwater capture system will provide up to three months of water supply for irrigation use
•Cistern water storage with a capacity to hold 400,000 gallons of harvested rain water
•Excess drain water will be collected and repurposed for sanitary facility use
•More than 99 percent of the construction waste was recycled
•Construction waste was sorted at North Texas’ first construction and demolition waste processing facility

Published in the November 2017 Edition of American Recycler News