The $10 million expansion and renovation of the Tansky Sawmill Toyota dealership in Dublin is seeking LEED certification.
The designer and builder of the $10 million expansion and renovation of the Tansky Sawmill Toyota dealership in Dublin expect the project to glitter with a bit of gold upon its completion a year from now.
General contractor Turner Construction Co. Turner Construction Co. Latest from The Business Journals Slideshow: Topping off of OSU Wexner Medical Center expansion Nebraska Furniture Mart wins New Development Deal of the Year Award Turner wins contract to convert Crowne Plaza into Hilton Albany Follow this company and designers at Architectural Alliance believe the project at Route 161 and Sawmill Road will mark the first Ohio auto dealership seeking LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council when it gets delivered in April 2013. Dealership owners Tom and Judy Tansky emphasized meeting the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards' gold level for the project first proposed in late 2009.
"Tom and I really pushed the environmental features and wanted to invest in them," Judy Tansky, a senior lecturer on management and human resources at Ohio State University's Ohio State University Latest from The Business Journals Ohio's faster OARnet to reach Portsmouth, Wooster Columbus tops in Ohio for college-educated young adults Slideshow: Return on investment for Ohio's public universities Follow this company Fisher College of Business, said in a news release.
The project launched Thursday during a groundbreaking ceremony. Earth-friendly aspects include use of renewable materials such as bamboo, energy efficient HVAC and electrical systems, and the use of rainwater to flush toilets and supply water to its car wash. Turner also has pledged to recycle more than 75 percent of the construction debris.
The dealership and its design-build team are not the only ones promoting sustainable design. The $13 million London Middle School just received platinum certification and the highest level possible. Architects at SHP Leading Design of Cincinnati designed that 75,000-square-foot project, which the Columbus office of Quandel Construction Group built. The Union County project features a geothermal heating and cooling system, solar tubes and light baffles to bring daylight into the school's interior, and 20 acres of prairie grass as part of a habitat restoration program. The project is designed to save up to 40 percent on its use of electricity and water.
See more about or efforts and updates here on our website: http://www.tansky.com/new-car-leeds-facility-coming.htm