Toyota of Torrance

Torrance, California


Project Achievements

LEED-NC v2009 Gold Certification

Project Type

Automotive/Retail

Project Size

22,328 SF

Project Summary

Toyota of Torrance is a full service automotive dealership that reaches beyond a dedication to promote innovative vehicles.  The Toyota of Torrance facility incorporates sustainable design elements and building practices that not only promote the health of the building occupants, but also that of the larger community and environment.  The facility is a single story, 22,328 square foot building comprised of showroom area, administrative offices, and team training rooms.  With a corporate commitment to encourage and create awareness surrounding sustainability measures, the Toyota of Torrance facility reaches well beyond expectations.  The paints, sealers and materials used inside Torrance Toyota are all free of VOC’s (cancer-causing volatile organic compounds), which means the air is clean and pure. All cabinetry, flooring and coverings are formaldehyde free, so there is less risk of breathing in these nasty carcinogens. The facility utilized dual-pane windows while allowing plenty of natural light and connection to outdoor environment.  As the first constructed automotive dealership in Los Angeles County to use LED lighting, Toyota of Torrance is realizing a reduced lighting energy consumption of approximately 60%.  Exterior patios and overhangs allow for outdoor activities while maintaining comfort of customers and personnel.

Project Highlights

  • 37% reduction of indoor water use
  • 60% reduction of irrigation water use
  • 88% of indoor spaces have natural daylight
  • 19% annual energy use savings
  • 98% construction waste diverted from the landfill
  • Implementation of sustainable operations policies

Our Work

  • LEED project management, credit analysis, and documentation services
  • Operational policy development and implementation
  • Comprehensive review of existing target strategy for additional targeted points
  • Project team support and guidance throughout project completion