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An environmental award-winning complex thats home to Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. will be featured in an upcoming print ad set to appear in 40 national magazines.
"A Business Environment Where the Emphasis is on 'Environment'" is the ads headline. It showcases the "green" building complex on the Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. South Campus in Torrance, Calif. The complex contains over 90 percent recycled content including more than 250 miles of reinforced steel mostly from recycled automobiles and is powered by one of the largest solar arrays in North America.
Water conservation was another important design goal. The campus includes a special pipeline that supplies recycled water throughout the complex. This recycled water is used for cooling, landscaping irrigation and restroom flushing.
Combined with other efforts to reduce potable water consumption, the complex is designed to use 94 percent less potable water than a conventional building. This adds up to a savings of $12,000 annually by conserving 11 million gallons of potable water each year.
Opened on Earth Day in 2003, the South Campus complex received Gold Level Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the U.S. Green Building Council.