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Beyond the Iconic Prius: How Toyota Stays Green from the Assembly Line to the Highway

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The Toyota Prius is an iconic Toyota hybrid model that offers incredible fuel efficiency, performance, and style. Toyota’s commitment to environmental sustainability goes beyond innovative models such as the Prius, and extends to their implementation of green building and production practices. Here’s how Toyota stays green from the assembly line to the highway:

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency honored Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America with its ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the ninth year in a row. This award has been presented to Toyota due to Toyota’s implementation of energy efficient and environmentally friendly practices in all of its North American manufacturing facilities. Toyota has made many energy efficient improvements to its production facilities, including the installation of new energy efficient lighting, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and replacement of old production equipment with new, energy-efficient models.

LEED Building Certification

Toyota relies on green building philosophies when constructing all its manufacturing plants, distribution facilities, and offices. Eleven Toyota buildings have been honored with LEED certifications, which stand for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Toyota’s buildings have achieved LEED certification through Toyota’s continued efforts to use recycled building materials, landscape with water conserving plants, and reduced energy consumption practices. The latest Toyota building to achieve LEED certification was the Toyota Technical Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. In the future, Toyota will continue to use environmentally friendly and sustainable building practices when constructing new facilities.

To learn more about Toyota’s commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment, come to Jerry’s Toyota. We serve the Baltimore area with a fantastic inventory of fuel-efficient new Toyota models, including the Toyota Prius. For more information about the new Toyota vehicles in our inventory, call us at (888) 714-6153.


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