SAN ANTONIO – July 26, 2012 – CF Jordan Construction’s Porsche of San Antonio project was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council in July and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Porsche of San Antonio is the first Porsche dealership in the United States to achieve LEED certification, let alone LEED Gold, the third tier in high-performance building measurement.
“The remarkable effort put forth by every team member who had a hand in keeping the project focused on quality and sustainability led to this significant milestone,” said Dave Baer, executive vice president of Commercial Operations. “This certification demonstrates great leadership by the project team.”
CF Jordan worked with owner Ironwood Partners, Ltd., designers The Zinner Group, and consultants the Sustainable Perspectives Group to achieve the 67 points required for gold certification.
LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. Structures that receive LEED certification complete a technically rigorous process that qualifies the site selection and placement, water and energy efficiency, incorporation of locally manufactured materials, recycled content and waste reduction, enhanced indoor quality performance and other sustainable practices.
The new center features a solar photovoltaic system that produces 20.01 kW for the dealership, and is grid-tied into the CPS Energy utility company of San Antonio.
As part of the certification requisites, Porsche of San Antonio is open to the public during regular business hours as an awareness and educational facility. Wall plaques and story boards highlight the design and construction process, focusing on the green initiatives that led to the LEED Gold Certification.