LEED Facility

 
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.  LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C) provides a framework for building a holistic green building, providing the chance to reap the benefits of conserving energy, reducing water consumption, improving indoor air quality, making better building material choices, and driving innovation.  Though the State of Georgia does not recognize or reward LEED certification, Covington Ford went above and beyond what is required according to building code, instead committing to adhere to the environmental standards developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  LEED-certified buildings cost less to operate, reducing energy and water bills by as much as 40%. Covington Ford has used LEED to increase the efficiency of their buildings, freeing up valuable resources that can be used to create new jobs, attract and retain top talent, and invest in emerging technologies.

Watch our video where our Architect Designer gives an overview of our LEED facility:
• Cost 40% less to operate
• Reduces water consumption
• Helps neighborhood retain higher property values
• Improve air quality:
       ~ Increased walk-off mat length
            * Reduces dust, debris, etc. from entering building
       ~ Advanced HVAC filtering system
            * Eco-friendly installation
            * Sealed duct work
• Roof design & installation
       ~ R-30 insulation
            * 30% more than building code requirements
       ~ Reused materials
            * Recycled - Prevented material from landfill
• Windows
       ~ Argon gas
       ~ Coated
• Natural Light
       ~ Skylights
            * High performance
            * Nano Gel
            * R-20
• High-speed Doors
       ~ Saves money on electricity costs
       ~ Improves personell and customer flow
• Computerized Energy Management System
       ~ Lights go off automatically when no one is in particular area
       ~ Lights go on automatically when person enters particular area
• Lighting
       ~ Most lighting is LED
       ~ 40% more efficient
       ~ Bulbs last 20 years
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