When the new James Toyota dealership decided to build green, Penn Valley Constructors called ESMG to develop both a waste management strategy and an indoor air quality plan that would earn them certification under the LEED standard.
Automobile dealerships are known for their quick construction to accommodate public demand which means "time is money." ESMG used the available parking lot space to set up a makeshift reclamation center, diverting all wood, metal, heavy plastic and sheetrock from waste containers. This allowed workers to easily sort materials by commodity and saved the client thousands of dollars in landfill costs.
Internal activities such as laying carpet, HVAC installation and painting were scheduled to minimized the chance of reducing the air quality before building occupation.
James Toyota in Flemington, NJ became the first dealership in the state to achieve LEED certification.